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50% of the Profits from Sales of this Art Piece entitled Open Your Heart to a Chained Dog go to Dogs Deserve Better

DDB Valentine Buttons
"A Chained Dog
is a Lonely Dog"

Other Valentine Art on T-shirts, Gifts, and More

Valentine Merchandise

Just a small sampling of the hundreds of heart-touching valentines
created by the schoolchildren in 2005 for the chained and penned dogs.

View the Press Release in pdf fomat

Read the Results of the 2005 Campaign

Sponsor a Valentine
for a Chained Dog or Penned Dog!

Join us February 7-14th for Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week. OUR GOAL in our 4th Season is to SEND OUT 4500 VALENTINES TO CHAINED or PENNED DOGS.

We are striving to raise awareness for chained and penned dogs in a positive way...by delivering Valentines, a brochure and a treat coupon to dogs living outside all over the U.S. and into other countries where we have representation, such as Canada and Australia.

Here's what we need:

1. Make Valentines. Teachers, Students, Scout Leaders, Group Leaders, Individuals please make Valentines! To see what others have done, see the link above. The valentines can say anything along the lines of 'Bring us into the home and family.' Send them in by February 7th to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684.

2. Mail Coupons for Free Treats. In past years we’ve mailed treats to the dogs, but have been accused of trying to poison them...last thing we need! So this year we’d like to get a ton of coupons for free or low cost treats to mail to the dogs...if you have any, please mail them to us.

3. Send addresses for Chained or PennedDogs. This is so needed! To make our goal, we need to mail at least 4500 Valentines. Send address via mail, call 877.636.1408 to report addresses, or e-mail them to info@dogsdeservebetter.org. You remain anonymous!

4. Sponsor Valentines. The cost of this campaign is quite high, due to material and mailing fees, but it is well-worth it! You may either sponsor Valentines for addresses you provide, or sponsor Valentines for others who provide us with addresses.

In 2005 we delivered over 3000 Valentines to chained or penned dogs.

Tammy S. Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, states, “We were thrilled in 2005 to see an incredible response to our plea. We received a total of 2,444 valentines from 44 different groups and individuals in 23 states, along with some tremendously touching letters, such as this one from Carrie L. Nutter, of Chicago, Illinois: Carrie writes, “I am an occupational therapist with Chicago Public Schools, and I work to help children of various ages with an array of challenges. When I told the children of the project, they were very excited to make Valentine’s Day cards for the dogs. Some were so motivated that they actually made multiple cards!...By participating in this program, the children felt like they were helping others instead of always being on the receiving end. This helped tremendously to boost their self-esteem.”

Grimes continues,"The students and groups gain a sense of accomplishment from creating for the dogs, and our hope is that more and more dog caretakers are educated as a result of the children’s efforts.”

Valentines and coupons are needed at the Dogs Deserve Better headquarters in Tipton, PA by February 7th. E-mail info@dogsdeservebetter.org, or call 814.941.7447 for further details.

If you sponsor a Valentine for a Chained or Penned Dog during this time, we will do one of two things: Mail a valentine, brochure and treat coupon out to a chained or penned dog of your choice, please provide the address in the message area; or, mail and/or hand deliver to another dog who needs a Valentine and treats. We would also be thrilled to have volunteers in other areas who would deliver some to chained dogs. Contact us at info@dogsdeservebetter.org or 1.877.636.1408 if you're interested.

All valentines will be sent anonymously, unless you specifically ask for your first or full name to be included. And any information that is sent out with the valentine will include only the name of the Dogs Deserve Better organization. Therefore, any information you give us is strictly confidential, unless you direct otherwise.

Sponsor Valentines

1 for $3.00

2 for $5.00

5 for $10.00

12 for $20.00

30 for $50.00

65 for $100.00

As always, you are more than welcome to sponsor by phone at 1.877.636.1408 or mail, just send a check or money order and ordering information—what, how many, etc. to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684, and we'll follow your request! Be sure to provide contact information in case we have questions.


Please help fund the project! It's a large undertaking, and we need your help today. Any donations you make will be tax deductible.

If you'd like to donate via regular USPS mail, you may print out this form in .pdf format, and send to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684

You can help Dogs Deserve Better anytime you shop online through iGive.com.

Contact Info: Dogs Deserve Better, Inc. • P.O. Box 23 • Tipton, PA 16684 • Toll Free 1.877.636.1408 • 814.941.7447
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