Rescue Group: Dogs Deserve Better
Established: Aug. 15, 2002
Address: PO box 23 Tipton, PA 16684
Mission: The goals of Dogs Deserve Better comprise the following six principals: advocate and become a voice for dogs living chained or penned outside; educate society to evolve a higher ethical and moral standard for the treatment of dogs living under these conditions; meet with caretakers of dogs chained outside to advocate on behalf of the dogs and discuss other options available to them; fence yards to improve the quality of life for these dogs; provide low-cost or no-cost house training for dogs whose caretakers wish to bring them into the home; temporarily foster and find new homes for dogs whose caretakers wish them to have a better life but are unwilling or unable to provide that for them. Our mission is to bring all 6,000,000 chained and penned dogs in America into the home and family.
Dogs Deserve Better, the 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs. Many dogs are left to languish on chains day after day, and year after year. Many of these dogs do not have adequate shelter and most of them receive little attention and no socialization. Chained, unable to run, subjected to all types of inclement weather, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.
Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but has taken a toll on this nation’s children as well. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and there are many instances of chained dogs biting children who come within reach.
Donations to DDB fund community education and action programs, provide housetraining tips and tools for dogs so that they may live in the home, and fences so that they may go outside safely; donations enable DDB to rescue and foster chained dogs that are given up by the caretaker and find a loving new INSIDE home for them. DDB spays/neuters all rescues, deworms and immunizes.
Fundraising: DDB offers a variety of purchasable goods on their website, including buttons, t-shirts, hats, magnets, bumper stickers and mousepads. Additionally, a portion of sales from the books, Unchain my Heart, Scream Like Banshee, & Puddles on the Floor benefit DDB.
As far as I know, DDB operates under the direction of the founder and volunteer area representatives.
Click here to donate to Dogs Deserve Better.