About Us

Adopting A Friend

Interested in adoption? You will be doing a dog a wonderful service by saying YES, I want to care for you and be a part of your family for the rest of your days. In return, you will get untold blessings of love and devotion from your best friend.

The following is required for adopting a dog:

- Completed application/contract
- Vet Reference
- Home Visit
- Adoption Donation

A tax-deductible donation (to be specified) is required. This helps cover the medical and boarding costs so that we may continue to rescue other chained dogs. (Fees vary depending on location...please contact Renee Albert, the Delaware Area Representative, for your fee.)  Dogs available for adoption are spayed or neutered, current on all vaccinations and tested for heartworm. They are also started on heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative medications.


Not ready to adopt? Consider fostering today; get more information by e-mailing volunteer@dogsdeservebetter.org.

Who We Are


DOGS DESERVE BETTER is a national and award winning 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our best friend into the home and family. Our mission is to free them through education, rescue and rehabilitation, grassroots legislation, and fencing programs

We are a voice for chained and penned dogs. As the days become years, 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.

Formerly chained or penned dogs looking for love!

Dogs Deserve Better has dogs we have rescued from chains or pens available for adoption at both our Good Newz Rehab Center in Smithfield, Virginia, and in foster homes nationwide. At any given time we may have as many as 50-75 dogs available for adoption, depending on our ability to get foster homes for dogs in need. Every dog you adopt or foster provides space for another dog to come into rescue.

Come Visit Us

The Delaware Chapter of Dogs Deserve Better has dogs available for adoption currently residing in foster homes throughout the Tri-State area.

Ready to meet your new best friend? We hold adoption events every month in Wilmington, DE. You can also contact us to schedule a meet and greet!

Contact: Renee Albert

Email: unchaindelaware@gmail.com

Facebook: "Dogs Deserve Better - Delaware"

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