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Dogs Deserve Better Reps

We encourage everyone to make a difference for chained dogs in your area, however, at the current time our area rep program is closed to new reps, due to an inability to successfully monitor behavior and actions that have been detrimental both to the dogs and our organization.

We do have reps still in place who are doing a tremendous job who have been with us for some time. Below are links to facebook pages where they post rescues, requests for help, and event details.

We may reopen the program to new reps in the future, in the meantime, please advocate for chained dogs near you as as volunteer. We now offer The Hero Fund to individuals or other groups who rescue chained dogs to grant $300 vet care. By taking action to rescue a chained dog in your community, you are empowering yourself AND saving the life of a dog who needs you. Apply for the grant here.

If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING for Dogs Deserve Better, please find ideas at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/volunteer.html

Area Rep Responsibilities:

  1. As an area rep, you will be an incredibly important resource for your community. You will be responsible for getting back to concerned citizens who e-mail or call about chained dogs in your area. While you are not required to foster (it is encouraged, even one dog at a time), we do expect you to be a resource for people who would like to surrender chained or penned dogs in your community. This involves going out to meet and evaluate the dog, take photos, and then searching via e-mail and phone for foster homes or breed rescues to help. When a dog is released to you, you are responsible for having the caretakers sign an action form, for our protection as well as an agreement that they will not chain or pen again.
  2. It is also your responsibility to post fliers and posters for DDB, attend tabling events in your territory and to let local humane authorities, shelters, and vets know that you are a Dogs Deserve Better rep in their area.
  3. Once a month, you will need to submit a monthly report of your volunteer hours and a brief description of your rep activities..
  4. You are also encouraged to recruit volunteers so you can pursue additional activities such as fundraisers and presentations.
  5. The title of area rep is a serious commitment— we at DDB realize that you probably have other daily obligations, but it is essential that you take the responsibilities of the job to heart and keep us informed if you feel you no longer are in a position to handle them.
  6. Above all, you will be expected to remember the important role you are playing in the lives of animals nationwide, as well as in the lives of people who will be better educated thanks to your time and service.

Junior Area Rep Responsibilities:

  1. As a junior area rep (If you are under the age of 18, you will be considered a junior rep), you will be an incredibly important resource for your community. You will be responsible for contacting local area reps regarding information from concerned citizens who e-mail about chained dogs in your area.
  2. It is also your duty to post fliers and posters for DDB in your territory and to let local humane authorities, shelters, and vets know about the job you have taken upon yourself.
  3. Have your state, first name, and email address listed on the site. Once a month, you will need to provide the national area rep coordinator with a brief update of what you have been up to and to discuss your concerns, efforts, and achievements. This will help us recognize what methods of education work best.

Notice to all DDB Area Reps, Veterinarians, Boarding facilities and Adopters: Dogs Deserve Better will pay only those expenses, including but not limited to veterinary expenses and boarding fees, that have been submitted in writing by a Dogs Deserve Better representative and pre-approved by Dogs Deserve Better. In the absence of pre-approval from DDB, the person presenting as a representative is personally responsible for all incurred veterinary and other expenses. Vet bills cannot be accrued in our name without the express permission of DDB Director of Operations or CEO. Thank you. 

Join Facebook Pages for some of our reps here to keep up with their rescues, requests for help, and event locations. Others will be added as they become available:

Delaware

Missouri

Tennessee

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

Virginia

If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING for Dogs Deserve Better, please learn more at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/volunteer.html


 
 
 

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Contact Info: Dogs Deserve Better, Inc. • 1915 Moonlight Rd, Smithfield, VA 23430 • 757-357-9292