Dogs Deserve Better of the DC Area consists of Area Representatives in the DC Metro area. Dogs Deserve Better is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained and penned dog and bringing our ‘best friend’ into the home and family. DDB 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 respect, love, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets. 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. Dogs Deserve Better reps work with owners of chained and penned dogs and counsel on behavior problems, provide fencing, provide spay/neuter services, and (in the event the dog is surrendered) foster, rehabilitate, and find new homes for the dogs.