Dog Links
Articles and Links

Special Valentine
Fundraising Offers:

Love is...A Day without Chains

50% of the Profits from Sales of this Art Piece entitled "Love Is...A Day Without Chains" goes to Dogs Deserve Better

Great Valentines Gifts from Gabriel's Aunt. Use Discount Code DDB07 to receive 15% off all candles, 10% of all sales using the code will go to DDB.

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

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

Valentine Gifts for
Your Loved Ones

Is Your Dog the Love of Your Life? Help Us Make Other Dogs as Lucky During our Have a Heart for Chained Dogs 2007 Campaign

Join us February 7-14th for Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week. OUR GOAL in our 5th Season is to SEND OUT 8000 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 where you come in:

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 to us by February 7th at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684.

2. Mail Coupons for Free or Reduced Cost Treats or Dogfood. Last year we did not have enough treat coupons to fill all the Valentines. Can you help us out this year by mailing any and all treat or dogfood coupons you have to us at P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684?

3. Send addresses for Chained or Penned Dogs. This is so needed! To make our goal, we need to mail at least 8000 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 2006 we delivered over 5200 Valentines to chained or penned dogs!

Love is...A Day without Chains

50% of the Profits from Sales of this Art Piece entitled
"Love Is...A Day Without Chains" goes to Dogs Deserve Better

Tammy S. Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, states, “We were ecstatic last year to see an incredible response to our plea. We received a total of 5,971 Valentines from 119 different groups and individuals, along with some tremendously touching letters, such as this one from Jessica Smith of Illinois, who wrote: 'I work with chemically dependent males age 12-18, and I thought making Valentines for Dogs Deserve Better would be a wonderful way for them to tie service work into their treatment.'"

Another letter came from Brenda Trojanoski, Connecticut: “We are a 4-H group that loves dogs. Each Valentine was hand made by us, and pleads with the dog’s owners to bring their dogs in. We know you will pass along these Valentines to the dogs who need them most.”

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 are needed at the Dogs Deserve Better headquarters in Tipton, PA by February 7th. The group is also seeking coupons for free or low-cost dog treats to include with their packets. To participate by creating Valentines or mailing coupons, send them to P.O. Box 23, Tipton, PA 16684. Interested parties may e-mail info@dogsdeservebetter.org, or call 814.941.7447 for further details.

Dogs Deserve Better invites volunteers and groups nationwide to deliver Valentines to local chained dogs. The group is greatly in need of addresses for chained/penned dogs, and sponsors for the program.

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.

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.

Dogs Deserve Better to Hold Two Valentine Stuffing Parties

For all State College, Bellwood, Altoona, Pennsylvania volunteers:

PLEASE try to make one of these two Valentine stuffing parties! We hope to be totally swamped and overwhelmed with Valentines this year, and need as much help as we can get. Please forward to all your dog-loving friends. We try to make this a very fun party, and you're working for a great event: you could possibly save a life with each Valentine you stuff!

Dogs Deserve Better needs volunteers to stuff and ready for mailing as many as 8,000 Valentines for dogs this year! Two stuffing parties, one in State College and one in Bellwood, will be held to enable more people to participate.

Party #1
When: Thursday, February 8
Where: State College High School, North building, in the library
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Terri Bunge at
42vegans@comcast.net or 814-880-1748

Party #2
When: Saturday, February 10
Where: Bellwood Public Library
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
(Come anytime and stay as long as you'd like)
Refreshments and pizza will be served.
For more information, contact Dogs Deserve Better at
814-941-7447 e-mail Tammy@dogsdeservebetter.org


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