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Dogs Deserve Better is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Dogs Deserve Better is a non-profit animal welfare agency rescuing dogs from a life of despair, every single day. We rescue chained and penned dogs and those who have been abused and neglected. We do not discriminate based on age, breed or medical needs. We work with groups all over the country to promote anti-tethering laws and improve the lives of man's best friend. It takes a Village to make a difference but the DDB Village is strong!


Please consider adopting a rescued chained/penned dog...they have so much love to give, have had a bad deal in life up til now, and just need a chance at a family and a loving home.

For the latest news articles covering chained dogs and Dogs Deserve Better, please check our website.

Adopting a friend

If you'd like to adopt one of our dogs, please fill out the adoption form at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/adopt Adoption donations will vary depending on the situation, we must ask for a donation to help cover the cost of vaccines, testing for parasites and spay/neuter and, it shows us your commitment to our friends.


Dogs Deserve Better would love to have you as a volunteer in your area or via phone, mail, or internet.

Where do your strengths lie? Do you have a passion for helping these dogs? Do you have a dog in your community living this way, and need to do something about it? Let us know what you'd like to do to help.

Here are some concrete ways to make a difference TODAY:

1. Become an area rep. This requires diligence and a real desire to make a difference. Not for the faint of heart.

2. Get brochures and put them out in your area, vets offices, restaurants, travel plazas.

3. Work to change laws. Very important!

Come Visit Us!


Dogs Deserve Better
1915 Moonlight Rd.
Smithfield, VA 23430
Phone: 757-357-9292

Email: info@dogsdeservebetter.org
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