"What We Do"

The Coalition to Unchain Dogs increases access to resources for people and pets in underserved areas by offering information, support and providing free services including medical care, spay/neuter and wellness supplies for dogs and cats as well as fences for chained dogs. Our goal is to build trusting relationships with pet owners and remove barriers to services for their pets. We fuel people’s love for their pets so families stay happy and healthy together. By proactively going into the community instead of waiting for people to come to us, our approach increases awareness about and connection to general pet wellness. We strongly believe and are working to spread the understanding that a lack of financial means does not equate to a lack of love felt for and provided to a pet.


The Coalition is an almost all-volunteer organization, meaning that your donation goes directly to helping unchain and spay/neuter dogs.  Sponsorships are so important to us continuing our work.


Any dog lover knows that connecting with people through their animals is the best way to make new friends.  That’s what makes the Coalition fun.

It takes all kinds of help to make our program work. Certainly we need people to help build the fences each weekend (no experience required). But we also need drivers, fundraisers, sponsors, and more. If you have a skill, there’s a good chance it can be put to work towards our mission.


Six out of ten U.S. households include at least one pet, and one in six Americans lives in poverty. If you do the math, that means there are numerous pets living in poverty as well – pets that, just like their owners, don’t have ready access to important services and supplies. To meet the challenges that poverty creates for pets, we have to adjust our approach to animal welfare to reflect the world as it is. To help animals living in poverty, we have to bring services and information to their front doors and connect with people in a positive way.