FIDO: Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

We are an all-volunteer group founded in 2005 that focuses on helping dog owners to improve the quality of life for their outside dogs. Our specific mission is to help owners find alternatives to continuous chaining as a method of dog containment. We offer guidance and temporary assistance to owners who are willing to work alongside us to improve their dogs’ quality of life.

You can help FIDO by using Goodshop.com to shop online. Each time you shop through this portal, Goodshop will make a donation to our cause. And you can also save money on items ranging from Godiva chocolate from FTD and tax software from TurboTax to active pullover hoodies from Old Navy. There is no easier way to help our dogs than signing up, selecting Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside – FIDO as your cause, and using Goodshop when shopping online!

We also have an easy way to earn donations for FIDO by shopping online with Amazon! By shopping at AmazonSmile, you can help FIDO earn 0.5% on every purchase.


  • Indy's Care & Treatment Ordinance Changes Effective September 30, 2015, the improvements we worked so hard to achieve for more than 2 years were finally realized!  See attached document that describes the key points of the ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2015, 7:23 PM by Jeni Christoffersen
  • Next actions on proposed animal welfare ordinance improvements! FIDO Friends and Volunteers,Last month you heard from us regarding important changes proposed for Indy’s animal Care & Treatment ordinance. We are now in the final days leading up ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2015, 11:30 AM by Marie Lewis
  • Action Needed on Proposed Outside Dog Ordinance Improvements Beginning over a year and a half ago, several FIDO board members spearheaded an effort to make improvements to the Indianapolis animal ordinances with regard to the care and treatment ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2015, 6:53 PM by Marie Lewis
  • FIDO Spring 2015 Newsletter Attached is our Spring 2015 Newsletter, covering our winter outreach efforts, our new fundraising venture at the Emporium in Beech Grove, a few recent successes, and how we are improving ...
    Posted May 28, 2015, 6:28 PM by Marie Lewis
  • Aldo goes home We have a happy 'tail' to share with you! Last week FIDO spoke to long-time animal advocate Xandra Hamilton, who was helping a kind man on the northwest side ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 8:47 AM by Marie Lewis
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