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.
We 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 we know what awaits you with every confidence it will be a POWERFUL experience.
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.
Our Co-founders path and journey included some success which was largely about the me consideration. During that journey he realized he was way too small to constantly be consumed with himself. He made a choice to switch from me to you, them, and us. He chose to focus on significance rather than success.
. His journey led him to realize the difference between significance and success. He learned that adding value and elevating others while seeing them as his brothers and sisters created peace and fulfillment in a manner nothing else he previously sought after had produced. He is on a journey of consistent realization that if he is committed to the universe and its people he will live a far more abundant life then he could have ever imagined.
Freedom Fidos as an organization in addition to each individual who is part of our family totally embody this realization. Each individual has experienced amazing success leading them to take that success and choose significance. They choose to take what they learned and pass it onto others. They choose to take what they have and pass it onto others.
Freedom Fidos is an impact and significance organization. This is what we value, our culture, and the gift we are blessed to pass on not only to the populations we serve, but also, during each interaction with communities. Our focus is creating the biggest significance in each interaction with our brothers and sisters commonly called humanity. When we remain committed to be an impact and significance organization we not only receive numerous personal and organizational fulfillment which a focus on success might not produce, we also realize we play our part in enriching lives and connecting communities. If we do this we live a blessed and fulfilling life.
Much Love and Gratitude from The Freedom Fidos Family
Freedom Fidos Pledge:
Declaration of Contribution;
I will make good things happen for other people. For those here now and those who come after us..
When things get tough and I fall short I will remind myself I can accomplish anything, with time, effort, patience, and resilience. Anything
When my situation is not the best I will do the best with what I have.
I will be resourceful and responsible…
I will get over myself and expect more of myself.
I will be obligated to this world and the people in it.
I will give more. I will enjoy more..
I will love openly
I will fearlessly pursue my dreams
I will express unlimited gratitude
I will fearlessly connect
I will remain committed to my internal authentic state of being.
What is the Freedom Fidos agenda and what do we want from you:
A: A relationship
B: Not only do we invite our supporters to come journey with us, but also, share with us the miraculous life, daily fulfillment, and multi- dimensional feel good our team experiences.
C: We hope you will come join our love based growing movement. We are blessed to be the recipients of conviction becoming reality, which states that if we take care of the universes children we will live a very blessed life. We would be honored for you also to be a recipient of those blessings.
D: We would like for you to witness individuals exhibiting the best aspects of the human spirit as they overcome adversity with resiliency and positivity.
E: If it serves you, we would be honored for you to join us in what we feel is a perfect trifecta: rescuing dogs, serving and elevating our populations, and not only engaging with communities, but also, creating and connecting larger communities. We are confident you will be awed to witness the far reaching, interconnections Freedom Fidos is quickly achieving in an almost effortless manner as our circles of communities grow exponentially.
If it serves you well, with open arms and hearts we cordially invite you to come journey with us, potentially receiving; the often indescribable fulfillment stemming from making a difference, which not only feels wonderful, but also, makes every other area of life seem better and less challenging.
Much Love and Gratitude
The Freedom Fidos Team
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? Do you want to experience an 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 catapulting you to 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 operates from core values and beliefs with a burning passion and desire for you to come experience the beautiful paradox 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.
Freedom Fidos provides task trained service dogs to disabled Veterans, Children with special needs, and first responders.
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., children with special needs, and first responders. 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. Freedom Fidos 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 be the facility. The new Pru- Mer Freedom Kennels, are currently being built, which will not only be state of the art, but also, house 16 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 are 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 they 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.