Caring for God's Creatures

Our Featured Pet


Rascal, a darling neutered 3 year old male Staffordshire Terrier, was abandoned by his owner at the veterinarian's while boarding. They just never came back to pick him up. He weighs about 50 lbs and LOVES EVERYBODY. He has been partially obedience trained, and his new owner would be proud of him when he gets an A+ in his Advanced Training. He makes all of those stories untrue that the media tells about Pit Bulls. He would be a great companion dog. Adult, Male, Medium.


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To Help

In order to help some of the many homeless canines in the midlands of South Carolina, we desperately need foster homes! Fostering not only helps the homeless dogs, but rewards their foster families as well. The feeling of satisfaction people get when their foster dog finds their forever family is tremendous. That is why many of our foster parents have been doing it for several years! We provide the dog's food and preventatives for heart-worm, fleas and ticks, as well as any veterinary expenses. You provide the love and guidance these grateful creatures need and deserve. No dogs are placed in foster homes until they are completely checked by a veterinarian and evaluated by F.I.D.O. You will have the support of everyone at F.I.D.O. and a network of other foster parents with whom to exchange thoughts and ideas. Won't you consider joining us in saving one deserving dog at a time? Some of these rescued animals have come from abusive situations and really need someone to show them that their life doesn't have to be one of suffering and abuse.

Who We Are

"F. I. D. O." does not have a physical shelter. We are a small individual rescue located in the midlands of South Carolina. We have been in operation, rescuing and placing pets, since 1974. The dogs are either in-home fostered or are boarded in local kennels while waiting for placement. We prefer that our potential pets spend this time in a foster home, but there are never enough volunteers to handle the number of puppies, young and adult dogs who need a temporary place. (See To Help above.) All pets are spayed or neutered, heart-worm negative, up to date on all shots, including kennel cough, fecal negative and on flea/tick prevention monthly, as well as heart-worm prevention.

Come See Us

We are at a PetSmart on Sundays between the hours of 2 and 5. See the schedule below. If you are interested in a particular dog and would like to visit with it on Sunday, please send an email to Charlotte and we will try to make arrangements to have the dog present. We take the 5th Sunday in a month off.

Adoption Procedure

Our adoption procedure consists of first completing an application. After approval of the application, we require a home visit with the potential adopting family or person. When an adoption is made, it is considered to be a trial period for the family and new pet to get to know each other. Our adoption is a donation of $175 for most animals. If the pet is a puppy, the adoption fee includes the first two sets of shots and the cost for spaying/neutering. If the pet is an adult, it includes all shots being brought up to date and spaying or neutering. The pet's complete veterinarian record is provided for each adopter. Download our application on our website Here

How to Adopt a friend

If you are interested in any of our friends, please send an email to Charlotte. She will send you an application form to fill out. For further information about F.I.D.O., please send an email to the address below. You can find out more at our Website

Supporting Organizations


FIDO is having having a fundraiser Feb 20, 2016, a Pancake Breakfast @ Fatz Café on Hwy 1 from 8-10, Tickets are $7.00 a person. e-mail for more information -

You can donate to FIDO through PayPal by clicking on the button to the left. is the Internet's first venture for turning online shopping into a vehicle for charitable giving. Users can support any cause they wish, especially those close to their homes and hearts. They can also track, directly on the site, their individual donations to their causes and the total amount their causes have raised. The site also offers the shopper a choice of more online merchants than any other online charity mall. Since its debut, has raised more than $780,000 for thousands of nonprofit organizations and worthy causes, ranging from animal shelters, school marching bands, medical research foundations to woman's shelters and missing children's advocacy groups. F.I.D.O. is a registered with To find out more about, or to register to donate to F.I.D.O. when you shop with any of their merchants click on their logo.

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Please Donate Now

The Star Donor Charity Solutions (formerly Humane Benefits) program is primarily a donation processing engine for nonprofit organizations. This system provides a secure and efficient method for charities to accept donations from their websites without the overhead costs of typical merchant account systems. F.I.D.O. is a registered with The Star Donor Charity Solutions. To donate to F.I.D.O. through The Star Donor Charity Solutions, click on the button to the left.

Kudos, Thanks, and a Tip O' the Hat

Thank You

Sayde's Memorial is an annual Disc Golf Tournament held at the Crooked Creek Disc Golf Course in Chapin, S.C. F.I.D.O. is one of its many supporting organizations. To view the Thank You letter F.I.D.O. received for their participation this year, click on the icon at the left.

Thank You

A Huge Thank You to Girl Scout Troop ZZ for their time, effort, and contributions to F.I.D.O. They recently gave us a LOAD of food, toys, etc.

F. I. D. O., Charlotte Ramsey, President

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