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A Big THANK YOU to All our Fencing Sponsors! We Surpassed our Goal, Receiving 100 Sponsorships, and Covered our Fencing Costs. We Couldn't Have Done It Without Your Help.

Fencing Sponsorship

Just one of the 100 wonderful dedication
plates that have been affixed to the fence.
Finished fencing, below, see more pics at the bottom of the page.

Pics below of construction underway

Vinyl Fencing

engraving sample

Thanks to everyone who showed your support and is leaving a legacy at the property which formerly housed Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels but is now home to the Dogs Deserve Better Good Newz Rehab Center.

Each sponsor of a white vinyl fencing panel for our New and Improved dog yards got their name or message on a special sponsor tag affixed to our fencing panels. What fun!

For a limited time we've made available 30 more panels because others want to join in the fun. Funds raised from these sponsor plates will go to vet and daily care of the dogs who call our center home.

Dedication Fencing Plate

$100.00 Donation Per Panel

(Please put your plate dedication in the message area)


What the yards looked like after two years of use. We wanted better!

When we moved to the Good News Rehab Center, we couldn’t afford the solid vinyl fencing we knew we’d eventually need to keep our dogs safe and happy while playing in their yards. So we used welded wire fencing and blue vinyl sign panels to keep dogs from getting into the business of the dogs in the next yard.

Over the last two years, our yards have seen a lot of doggie use, and as a result have deteriorated greatly. It's time to start over and do it better! Our new plan consists of spacing between yards to better separate dogs into play groups, and will also include cement or gravel with doggie daycare grass as funding permits. (This part has not commenced yet...)

Thanks to Central Bark Doggie Daycare Inc. and YOU, we are well on our way to revamping our dog yards in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and safer for our dogs. They raised $10,000 for us to install a high quality white vinyl fence, and with your help we raised another $10,000 to finish our fencing! Thank YOU!

All our 100 sponsors have their own special sponsor message on a name plate which DDB affixed to the panel to show your proud support for our rescued dogs.

If you have not received a photo of your sponsor plate, please give us a call at 757-357-9292 and we will make sure you get one asap.

Thanks again to EVERYONE who sponsored new fencing for the dogs. Photos of our dogs enjoying the new yards can be seen below. We currently have three vinyl fenced yards plus one welded wire fenced yard in the area we plan to build our addition. This gives us a total of four yards until we build our addition.

Want to support our efforts to build a rescue home for chained dogs? We currently have the ground and first building paid in full, and now have our new fencing installed. We have eight acres fenced for the dogs to run in the back acreage twice a day. Our next task is to add an addition to the current building to enable us to train and socialize as many as 25 formerly chained or penned dogs, up from the 13 we are currently authorized by the state of VA. If you can support our efforts to free, train, and rehome chained dogs, please visit our Good Newz Rehab Center page to learn how you can help.

Walking paths between yards


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Contact Info: Dogs Deserve Better, Inc. • 1915 Moonlight Rd., Smithfield, VA 23430 • Toll Free 1.877.636.1408 • 757.357.9292