New online service focuses on REhoming


At four months young, the Fido Love website already gathers upwards of 1,000 daily visitors.  Based in Bend, OR, Fido Love matches dogs being re-homed with those ready to adopt a new best friend.  Fido Love co-founder Reese Mercer says they hope to reduce the number of pets going into shelters.  “We’re hoping this resource will empower people facing a tough situation to consider this option, making the shelter a last resort.”  Several dogs have already found new homes through Fido Love, and the site is gathering interest in Washington and Northern California.  Mercer says people appreciate being a part of the re-homing process.  “They can interview new families and check on references instead of dropping their dog off at the back of a shelter not knowing what will become of him or her.”  Learn more at