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WHAT WE DO

FIDO is a non-profit organization 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. Additionally, we provide options to encourage owners to bring their dogs inside and make them part of the family. We offer guidance and temporary assistance to owners who are willing to work alongside us to improve their dogs’ quality of life.

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OUR PROGRAMS

ALLEY OUTREACH

FIDO partners with Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) every week in the field to address care and treatment ordinance violations for outside dogs in at­ risk neighborhoods. 

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FENCE PROGRAM

FIDO assists clients with fencing and fence repair in order to provide secure containment for dogs when outside, as an alternative to continuous chaining.  

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PET FOOD PANTRY

Each month we open up our warehouse to provide dry dog and cat food to those in need for $2.

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The Flow of the Pantry

     At our February pet food pantry, we totally re-worked our client traffic flow patterns to better streamline the processes, decrease congestion and generally provide a better day for everyone. Well, it worked! Our new client check-in area was moved to our front office to give new clients a little more privacy during the…

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The Magic of the Chip

Neighbors from our Brookside target neighborhood showed up at our door with a big sweet pooch they had found running loose in their neighborhood. We noticed that he was neutered and so we were hopeful that he was also microchipped. Voila, he was! From the Home Again microchip service, we learned his name was Dagwood…

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Big Day in Brightwood

In early February, FIDO teamed up with Indianapolis Animal Care Services on proactive care and treatment outreach sweeps in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood. This is an area with a lot of dogs, cats, and people in need of resources. 7 FIDO representatives each paired up with an animal control officer. 14 vehicles, loaded with pet supplies…

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FIDO is grateful to the many businesses and organizations who go above and beyond to help us. Here are just a few:

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