Famous Fido Rescue


Your Donation Makes Everything We Do Possible

We help many animals through our programs and rescue services. Re-homing counseling, swift response network and chi humane insight. We become their advocate and do everything we can to make-sure every dog and cat that comes through our rescue finds a loving home.

We Believe Every Animal Has A Right To Life And A Good Home

Your support helps us continue our ongoing efforts to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and abused dogs and cats in high kill shelters. Your help enables us to help the most urgent animals that have no hope of leaving the open door shelter. We also work with animals in crises that would be entering the shelter because they are no longer wanted by their current family.

When You Help Us Help Them

With your generous support you help us help them by providing food, safe shelter, training, medical care, grooming, love and comfort until they find their forever home.

Your Compassionate Gift Makes It Happen

Our re-homing program is a new idea. Counseling family’s so their dogs or cats never have to enter the shelter system. We counsel family's and help find the resources if the family members can not pay medical expenses. We network dogs and cats, steup interviews with potential adopters and find solutions so lives can be saved.

No One Rescue Can Do It All But With Your Support We Can Make A Difference

Our goal at Famous Fido Rescue is to change the way we think about animals and the way they are treated in our society. Your gifts help make people aware of the of the dire situation they are put in and change the euthanasia polices at open door shelters.


Many employers will match the donation you make to a chosen charity. Speak to your employer to see if they currently do this. If not, encourage them to start! Pass their details to us so we can make contact asking to be a preferred charity.


These are items that we desperately need on a day-to-day basis to keep us going. From canned dog food to Kong toys to paper towels, it’s all absolutely vital. You can purchase the items from anywhere and post them to us or you can deliver them directly to the rescue yourself. Alternatively, go to our Amazon Wish List [enter link] and buy directly from there.


Regular monthly donations are great for us because we have a better idea of how much we have to work with every month. It builds a reliable financial foundation for the rescue, which means we can help even more of the animals that desperately need us, knowing that we will have the money to pay for their care and medical bills. Monthly donations are good for you because it’s a simple, manageable way to donate. Once it’s been set-up it requires no further action from you. It’s also an easy way to track your donations (which are tax-deductible).

Sign up here to become a monthly donor. [enter link]

We need your constant support to continue saving lives.

Premium Donor $125 - $200 monthly donation with a one-year commitment

Gold Donor $75 - $100 monthly donation with a one-year commitment

Silver Donor $25 - $50 monthly donation with a one-year commitment



Two of our supporters had the very generous idea of asking their guests to donate to Famous Fido in place of wedding gifts. This has been one of the most successful fundraising ideas to date. This can be done for any kind of celebration. Just make a note on your invitation such as ‘If you would like to bring a gift, please donate to Famous Fido instead. We would love the animals to benefit from our happy day!’ You can collect the donations yourself or ask people to donate directly to us with a message stating that it’s a tribute donation and the name of the person it is from. Alternatively, guests can purchase Famous Fido personalized tribute cards that they can present to you informing you of their donation on your behalf. [enter link to cards here] A public thank you note will also be posted on our website.


Even in times of deepest grief our supporters have kept us in mind, by requesting that friends and family make a donation to Famous Fido in memory of a loved one lost. The request can be made in an obituary or however guests are being notified of funeral arrangements. A note such as ‘In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Famous Fido in memory of…’ If you would like donations to be made in your memory, ensure that your loved ones are aware of your wishes. Alternatively, those wishing to make a tribute donation can purchase Famous Fido personalized tribute cards, informing you of their donation. [enter link to cards here] A public thank you note will also be posted on our website.


If you would like to make a donation to Famous Fido in lieu of a gift for a celebration or in memory of someone, you can purchase a personalized Famous Fido tribute card. Choose from our great selection here [enter link to cards here] A public thank you note will also be posted on our website.


Not all dog lovers are in a position to adopt or foster. However, sponsoring an animal can still change its life. Each dog that comes into Famous Fido needs a medical check up, food, toys, treats, bedding, and most importantly, a friend. Sponsoring one of our rescued dogs will mean that you can provide them with the help they need to put them back on their paws. Your financial help will drastically increase their chances of finding their forever home.


The Angel Network is made up of people who plan to remember Famous Fido in their estate planning. We are so grateful to those who choose to donate in this way. Members of the Angel Network will be commemorated on a memorial plaque held at the rescue. Speak to your attorney or financial advisor to arrange a bequest and discuss options. Ask about Unrestricted Bequests, Restricted Bequests and Contingent Bequests to discover the best option for you.


We take in a high number of senior dogs from shelters, where they would otherwise be killed for simply being too old. Many of these dogs need medical treatment or therapies to get them back in the best of shape and ready for adoption. A healthy animal is much more attractive to future adopters. From time to time we will ask people to chip-in for a particular animal’s treatment. Eldridge, a senior beagle, was diagnosed with Cushing’s and medication to help him. With proper diagnosis and care the condition is very manageable. We raised [$ enter figure] when our supporters chipped-in to help with his care. Now Eldridge is doing well and ready for his forever home. Click here to see which animals we have in of need a little extra help. [enter link]

Main Head Quarters

Adoption Hours

Adoptions are by appointment
Monday - Saturday 12pm to 6pm.
Then call us about the dog or cat
you are interested in and we will make
an appointment for a meet and greet
at a time that is convenient for you.



Advocate for a Famous Fido Rescue dog.
Each dog needs a daily plan for their well being.
If you see a special dog and feel you want to do that little extra to help that special one find a new home.
You can advocate for them by telling friends, family, posting image and stories on your face book and spread the word.

In Kind Donations For Animal Welfare
Little Treasure Auction Accepted

Items can be droped off 10am - 7pm Mon - Sat.

Join the Re-Homing Network

You can really make a diffrence in a
dog or cats life. Lets work together so
no dog or cat ever sees a shelter.

Individual Contacts

Executive Director and Founder
Gloria P. Lissner

Adoption - Development Director
Martha J. Hack