$12 Donation to Help Build a Dog Fence


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In a Nutshell

Donations help volunteers provide a medium-sized fence and insulated dog bedding so that a dog named Buddy can roam without being tethered

The Fine Print

100% of donations go directly to Fences for Fido. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Issue: Trauma Suffered by Chained or Tethered Dogs

Dogs who live their lives tethered up are more vulnerable to attacks from other animals and may suffer physically from both the rope and the extreme temperatures of the outdoors, according to a report by the Humane Society of the United States. Common afflictions of dogs that are chained outside include eye, ear, and skin conditions, neck and back injuries incurred from tugging on the chain, and bleeding elbows from hard surfaces. The isolation of being chained also can cause timid behavior.

The Campaign: Building Fences to Free Chained Dogs

If 52 people donate $12 to this Grassroots campaign, then Fences For Fido can build a medium-sized fence, insulated dog housing, and moisture wicking bedding for Buddy, a 10-year-old akita mix that lives tethered because his family cannot afford to fence their yard. Volunteers will pound T-posts into the ground, stretch welded wire around them, and assemble a gate, allowing Buddy to roam free safely. Each additional $12 donation will go toward funding a fence to unchain another dog on the organization's waiting list.

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Fences For Fido

Fences For Fido aims to facilitate change in the lives of pets and their human family members by unchaining dogs and allowing them to run free. In order to accomplish this, volunteers build custom fences and insulated doghouses for local families. They also provide shelter and veterinary care when necessary, and educate families on taking care of their dogs during extreme summer and winter temperatures. Since its inception, Fences For Fido has unchained more than 360 dogs.

Customer Reviews

Great cause!
Lindsay S. · October 14, 2012
A great idea and a great cause.
Shawn R. · October 3, 2012
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Thank you for your support! We would love to have you like us on Facebook at Fences for Fido or sign up for our Newsletter at news@fencesforfido.org.
Merchant replied · December 26, 2012
This is a great cause!
Theresa H. · September 10, 2012
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Thank you for your support to help us unchain dogs and provide them with shelter. We are so grateful for your contribution. We invite you to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us each weekend as we unchain dogs. You can also receive our Enewsletter by emailed your contact information to news@fencesforfido.org
Merchant replied · December 26, 2012

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