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Our Featured Arlington, VA Partner:

Dogs Deserve Better, DC Metro Area

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Arlington, VA 22204

http://www.dogsdeservebetternova.com

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Washington DC Metro Area

About Our Rescue Group:

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Help us eliminate chaining, and substitute a kinder, more loving life for our best friends! Simply go to http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/donations2.html. Please specify "For use of Dogs Deserve Better NOVA" to keep your donation local. You can also donate by sending a check to: Dogs Deserve Better 5244 11th Street South Arlington, VA 22204-3217 To keep your donation local, write "DDB NOVA" in the memo part of your check. Your donations go directly to helping dogs have the better lives they deserve. Most of these dogs have not been spayed or neutered, are not up to date on shots, and often times have other medical, dental, or behavioral needs.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please contact info@dogsdeservebetternova.com to set up a time to meet one of our wonderful dogs looking for a forever home!

Our Adoption Process:

The first step in the process is completing an adoption questionnaire. Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee ($325) is paid.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.