How To Help
We are a volunteer organization that depends on support from gracious donors to help with the costs of securing, training, and placing the Facility Dogs.
Here are some ways to help:
Make a tax-deductible one-time or recurring donation – A recurring donation makes you a “Friends of FIDOS”, offering early invitations to special events.
Spread the word – use social media to help share the FIDOS Facility Dog social media platforms and our website.
Socialize with our puppies! Contact us for details.
Support us by helping with our list of needed items:
Purina Pro Plan Puppy Chow
Gift certificates to Chewy – we use lots of toys and treats when training
FIDOS Facility Dog Vest ($60)
Bark Box – send us a subscription – our dogs LOVE toys!
Wheelchair (in working condition) – motorized and non-motorized
Balloon tank (helium) for blowing up balloons for training purposes
The Joshua Devin Bush Scholarship Fund
Joshua Devin Bush (12/18/00-8/30/2019), as a young man was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary, progressive eye disease, which would eventually leave Devin blind. The devastating news led Devin to become very depressed leading to alcohol and drug abuse in his effort to cope. Devin was arrested on drug charges resulting in 7 months detention in the Department of Youth Services. He went through lock up, boot camp, and rehabilitation and began healing with a newfound faith and a new outlook on life. Devin lost his life on August 30, 2019, by someone he had just met. In memory of Devin, Fitzgerald Standard Poodles, donated a standard poodle to be trained as a facility dog. Devin’s intended dog, Foster, has touched and continues to touch so many lives where he works in a pediatric outpatient facility.
FIDOS would like to continue honoring Devin’s memory by offering the Joshua Devin Bush Scholarship Fund. This Scholarship Fund will help facilities meet the donation requirement to obtain a facility dog. The scholarship will be funded by community donors. For more information concerning donating to this fund please contact FIDOS Facility Dogs.