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1915 Moonlight Rd.
Smithfield
23430
USA
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Target demographics: dogs living chained or penned for life.

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of chained and penned dogs.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Pet, play with, or bathe a dog at the Good Newz Rehab Center in Virginia or a foster home nearby

Geographic areas served: the U.S. and abroad

Programs: rescue and rehabilitation of chained dogs, educational programs to include a Have a Heart for Chained Dogs campaign, mailing campaigns to households that have dogs outside, grassroots legislative efforts, activist campaigns such as Chain Off and protests of hoarding situations, and Hero Fund Vet Care Grants for rescuers and the chained dogs they help.

Mission:
To bring dogs into the home and family from a chained or penned existence. Three aspects of societal needs are addressed to accomplish this mission: Education, Legislation, and Rescue and Rehabilitation.Through education, we elevate individual standards for animal treatment through direct one-on-one and group contact.Through Legislation, we work towards passage of more humane laws to protect dogs from living at the end of a chain for life or enclosed in a small space with little to no human contact.Through rescue and rehabilitation we create better lives for individual dogs by fencing yards, helping with housetraining and fostering, spay / neuter and finding the dog a new inside home and family.
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09/02/14
Thank you to DDB for helping assist my family with financial assistance for our new family member, Charlie. He was rescued from a chain and is living in a much better home now, where he is loved and spoiled! Process was very easy and we appreciate the support... more »
06/12/14
ANOTHER ABANDONED DDB DOG - Here is the synopsis on Hank as I have lived it. I stand behind what I put in writing and will defend if need be.  This is the truth as I know it. In July 2011, A Buddy For Life, Inc was contacted by a former DDB rep, for help with placing a 4 year old Hound Mix ... more »
06/11/14
“I am posting under an anonymous name. Unfortunately I feel the need to protect my identity for obvious reasons. I was a devoted supporter and a proud donor of Dogs Deserve Better for many years and I do know the CEO personally. I want to thank all of the former DDB area reps and former employees... more »
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