With Dogs Deserve Better
are some concrete ways to make a difference TODAY:
and put them out in your area, vets offices, restaurants,
travel plazas, etc. Print your own if you'd like, using this
Current Brochures to print and fold
"I know I deserve better. I only wish you knew it too."
Work to change
laws. Very important!
all need to pitch in to help get laws passed! How do we do that?
Dogs Deserve Better has set up a page with instructions
and materials to include. Please send this letter
to your local and state representatives and senators. It
is in .pdf format, and you will need acrobat to print it out.
for Legislation in .pdf format
for Legislation in .doc format
to the Editor in .doc format
to the Editor in .pdf format
a couple of sites where you can find out the name and address
of your state and local reps. Also, Congress.org allows you
to send e-mails to them to:
Buy (very inexpensive!) and hang our 11x17
posters in your area. They will hold
up well in the outdoors, in the rain and snow as they are high quality
Get donations or negotiate a free billboard in your local area with
Print out one of the below 8.5x11 .pdf flyers and hang them all
around your town, grocery stores, laundromats, telephone poles
(although in most cases, unless laminated, will not hold up well
Hot Doghouse Flyer for Dogs left in Summer Heat
size "I Am Unseen" Poster
size "Snowball's Generation" Poster
size "Bush Legislation" Poster
size "Would Jesus Chain His Dogs" Poster
size "Man Hugs Dog" Poster
size "Winter" Poster
size "Cold" Poster
Leaves a Note" Poster
Run a booth for the organization at a pet fair or other opportunity
in your area. All the materials can be printed out from the site
in .pdf format.
Solicit donated public service announcements for radio and tv
PSA 1 (audio/.aiff)
Radio PSA 2 (audio/.aiff)
Radio PSA 3 (audio/.aiff)
Radio PSA 4 (audio/.aiff)
PSA 5 (audio/.aiff)
Radio PSA 6 (audio/.aiff)
donated links, donated web space (especially for the "Don't
Shut Me Out" ad, e-mail for copy), or donated paper
and magazine ad space. Get donated tv, radio, and billboard
8. Speak to caretakers of chained dogs, hand deliver information. If the thought of face to face scares you, buy some doorhangers which you can hang on mailboxes or car or house doors. You can also print them out and make your own, instructions on the doorhanger page.
Build a fence for dog whose caretakers want to provide a better life. DDB can help you get materials and recruit other volunteers to help.
Show the DDB
Video, DVD or one
PowerPoint presentations in your community, to schools,
churches, groups, and lawmakers.
Dogs Deserve Better is looking for volunteers with professional
Do you want to use your professional skills to help make a difference
in the lives of chained dogs? Dogs Deserve Better has grown by leaps
and bounds since we started in 2002 as we grow, we need more and more help with specialized projects!
We are looking for talented and dedicated professional people to
take on the following volunteer roles, for each category:
Graphic/Web designers and mastersWe need people with
strong html and/or design experience to help maintain our ever-growing
Public and Media Relations peopleHelp bring public
attention to the chaining issue and DDB by being a public relations
and/or media contact for us. You should have experience with soliciting
media coverage, talking and writing to the media via press releases
and personal interviews. Radio and/or television experience would
Legislative LobbyersDo you have connections in local
government and/or knowledge of how to get laws passed in your community?
Then, we need your help desperately! This is where we can make the
most differencein getting anti-chaining laws passed!
Foster HomesDo you have a place in your heart and home
for a rescued chained dog? We need fosters all around the country
to help get these formerly chained dogs socialized and fit
to be adopted to a forever home. Formerly chained dogs often have
special issues and need patient and loving help with socialization
and training. Not a job for the faint-hearted!
TransportersWe need help with transporting rescued
dogs. If you feel you can take on a leg of a journey and don't mind
getting a little mud in your car, then please call us! We sometimes
transport dogs cross-country and really need volunteer drivers.
Gas and mileage is tax deductible, so not only are you helping a
dog on his way to a better life, you get a tax write-off!
Vet Care and AdviceVet care is expensive and dogs rescued
from the chain often need a lot of it! De-worming, shots, neutering
and spaying, micro-chipping and taking care of wounds received from
being outside 24/7 are just some of the vet services that we need
donated. If you are a vet that that has seen one too many chains
embedded in necks, or nails grown so long they curl, then please
consider helping us get these dogs the care they so desperately
need at a discounted or free rate.
Billboard and Bus Advertising SponsorshipIf you have
contacts in the advertising business and would like to help us by donating
billboard or bus ad space, we would love to hear from you! Thousands
of people a month will see the message that chaining or penning
dogs 24/7 is wrong. This would also be a tax deductible donation
and all artwork will be donated free of charge by the founder of
DDB, Tamira Ci Thayne.
you are a fundraiser, grant writer, special events planner, or development/major gifts officer, we would
like you to consider using your contacts to raise funds for Dogs
Deserve Better. We can't help dogs without generous help from donors!
Administrative—Help with occasional clerical duties or special projects that can be done at home.
Home Visits--We’re always looking for volunteers to help with foster and adoption home visits and to screen applications.
Phone Calls—We need people to make phone calls for various projects, such as special campaigns, legislative, media, corporate sponsors, donor “thank you’s”, etc.
Investigative Research - We need “sleuths” to find information for letter campaigns, local law enforcement/animal control/animal rescue contact information, research animal cruelty/chaining information, verify addresses, legislation and more.
we would love your input for fundraising programs, community outreach programs, and how we can improve DDB programs.