From Matt Burgess
Freedom Fido’s is about humanity. It is not about me or the amazing people who invest themselves in the success of this organization. We believe that when we operate from a love of humanity with a collective goal to love, accept, enrich, empower, and change the lives of our fellow citizens we live a deeply rewarding life. When we live in this manner we believe we can and do make our world a better place, in which we can all exist harmoniously. We hope you find it innovative, warm, informative, and in some small way has an impact. We hope it gives you a small glimmer of hope and something to be part of.
To Our Veterans:
As a veteran myself I believe I can relate to the selfless service you gave our Country. Thank You. Please give my thanks to your significant others, families, and friends as they often are the warriors who didn’t wear the uniform. I would be honored to serve you if you choose Freedom Fidos. I understand the challenges and obstacles which injuries, combat, and deployments often create. I would be honored to advocate for you, collaborate with you, while providing not just a service, but also, a lifestyle and healing modality which has dramatically improved my quality of life. I have every confidence that injuries, traumatic events, life changing events, have not killed the warrior spirit that still burns within you. I think you have another mission to accomplish for yourself. I would be honored if you allow me to be your battle buddy and have your six if you choose Freedom Fido’s. If you wore a uniform I consider you my brother/sister. I will be available to you via email, phone, or text. I believe in you. I will give you the same amount of training and preparedness to be a service dog handler as you experienced in the military. Subsequently you will be just as confident as you were when any situation was thrown at you during the time you served. If you decide Freedom Fidos is the right fit for you my promise to you is that we will not leave a man /woman behind. I promise you that if you qualify we will provide the service dog trained for your specific needs which will dramatically increase your quality of life. Your service dog will become your battle buddy, medic, team, squad, and understand you sometimes at a deeper level then fellow soldiers ever can. If you determine Freedom Fidos is the organization for you I firmly believe you will you will gain many of the benefits you had in the military which you now miss. I look forward to witnessing your warrior spirit.
To Our Fur Kids
You are the ones often who have no voice. Often you are misunderstood, treated inhumanely, and left in a shelter when you are no longer convenient. This kind of treatment hurts me deeply when I witness’ it. You’re various sizes, shapes, colors, temperaments, and personalities all not only fascinate me, but also give me many heart smiles. Your wagging tail, the way you rest your head on my lap, the way you look into my eyes with such devotion, and so much more, deeply enriches my life. The exceptionally tasks you perform for people with disabilities and the way you change and enrich their lives is heartwarming. You often sense a disease or a change in our mood or blood sugar, bring us our phone when we are impaired, and wake us up when we stop breathing at night. You help give many people their life back to include getting out of the house. Thank you. Our commitment to you: We will continue to practice due diligence in understanding you as you are. As humans with the ability to change and learn we will take the responsibility to adopt new mindsets, gain deeper understanding of canine psychology, which in turn gives us a satisfying relationship with you. We will advocate for you in any capacity possible. We will NEVER get close to any behavior which could be construed as abusive. Nor will we condone these behaviors in other people. These behaviors break our hearts. We will report these behaviors to the appropriate authorities. Thank you for the tangible and intangible life changing experiences you give us on a daily basis. We are better people when you are in our lives.