HI. Please come on in to the Freedom Fidos family residence. While the name is typically called a website we call it our residence which becomes your residence and your family once you step through the door called a link. While we are aware of numerous concepts which outline what a good website looks like we are want our website to look like you are speaking to any member of the Freedom Fidos team and family directly. We want you to be at home and know as much about Freedom Fidos as each member of our Board of Directors. If you step through our door and never come back we are so grateful to you. If you decide to join our family then we know what awaits you with every confidence it will be a POWERFUL experience.
While Freedom Fidos is a Georgia based 501(C)(3) which provides a multifaceted approach to provide lifesaving and life enriching services . More than just a nonprofit or a service organization Freedom Fidos provides an experience. Freedom Fidos is not owned by one or a couple individuals while it is every member of humanity’s organization.
Are you like each one of us in the Freedom Fido’s humanity collective family which found that no matter what we had accomplished in our personal lives a small sliver of fulfillment, hope, peace, purpose, and love was missing? Did your mental pathways leave you to believe there has got to be more? Has your journey been just phenomenal while also giving you the realization there is another trail you have to walk or maybe another Mountain Top you have to Summit experiencing indescribable trans-formative journey which propels you to other mountain tops much quicker providing a feel good which makes all of life no matter what adversities might be experienced seem pretty easy and providing loving limitless inner serenity?
Freedom Fidos has an AMAZING opportunity to work with veterans, dogs, and engage with the community. If that was the end of the organizational journey that would be great. The incredible thing is there’s much MORE. Freedom Fidos provides not only an indescribable experience but also a movement. A LOVE MOMENT which is inclusive to any member of humanity.
Freedom Fidos doesn’t operate behind closed doors and gates have secrets, keep you at arm’s length, or participate in separateness or exclusion. We operate from core values and beliefs with a burning passion and desire for you to come experience the beautiful dichotomy of amazing individuality while also one.
We invite you to come join our movement. If we focus on love, feeling good, and what we want to see we believe not only do our own personal lives exponentially transform we begin to transform the world we live in.
Please, come in.
Much Love and Gratitude
Freedom Fido’s is a non-profit organization providing task-trained, no cost, service dogs to individuals challenged with physical disabilities. Our niche is providing task trained service dogs to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Matt Burgess spent 8 years in the US Army with deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, and Macedonia. During those deployments he experienced four blast explosions resulting in traumatic brain injury, as well as a reaction to the Anthrax Vaccination which resulted in eighteen medical conditions. Matt was medically retired from the Army in 2007 and granted 100% permanent and total disability rating from the Veterans Administration.
In 2013 Matt pet dog, Brinks was performing many lifesaving tasks for Matt. Consequently Matt wanted Brinks to be trained to be a service dog. Matt found an organization, and trained Brinks to be his service dog.
In 2014 Matt started Freedom Fidos. An IRS approved 501(c)(3) whose mission was to rescue dogs from shelters, train them to be service dogs, and provide them at no cost to disabled veterans. Freedom Fidos spent two years in Myrtle Beach ,SC.
After moving to Columbus, GA, Matt dissolved Freedom Fido’s, and started Fidos4Heoroes, which received its IRS 501 (C)(3) status in September 2016. Matt’s organization has placed 36 dogs since its inception and has a waiting list of over 200 individuals.
Fidoes4Heroes(DBA Freedom Fidos) is excited about their purchase of a four acre plot of land, in November 2016, in Columbus GA, which will the facility. Fundraising campaigns will begin soon which will enable us to complete the metal outbuilding which will not only be state of the art, but also, house eight dogs enabling us to start reducing our waiting list and enriching the lives of the veterans which need our services.
Freedom Fido’s is proud to rescue and train dogs from local animal shelters. Shelters are the primary source of the dogs we train to be service dogs. Additionally we have a percentage of our veterans which require a hypo allergenic dog requiring us to get those dogs from individuals which breed dogs. We have also been very grateful to the breeders which have a heart for veterans and donate their dogs to us. One such organization is Newpuppies4u. We are extremely grateful to Dave and Lisa for the way they love dogs, the dogs they have donated to Freedom Fidos and how love what they do. They exhibit such incredible passion, ethics, and always come from a place of love.
What we absolutely want is to provide a safe haven for any individual who chooses our organization. Our carefully selected volunteers have a single minded intention to use their skills to collaborate with you because they care about humanity and are driven by their desire to make your tomorrow better than today. When we accomplish this we believe we have been successful.