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Why Do People Chain Themselves to Doghouses?

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We've been asked the question, why are YOU PEOPLE chaining yourselves to doghouses? You ain't no dogs!

These usually come from pit bull fighters (not that they are admitting they are pit bull fighters, they are pretending to be pit bull LOVERS) who think that it's just fine and dandy to chain up their pit bulls or other big dogs for life.

And then they wonder why people want to ban their breed? You make your dog unsocialized and aggressive by chaining him or her, give them free access to any small child wandering up, and are surprised by the outcome? What planet are you from?

The fact is, chaining a dog for life isn't right, dogs deserve SO much better, and we chain ourselves to doghouses because they have no voice. They have no ability to say "I don't want to be here, I want to be with YOU." They can't say that in a way most humans understand or listen to. So we're saying it for them.

Please, become an advocate for chained dogs. Take a stand in your area against this abuse, and expect your law enforcement to enforce laws limiting cruelty.

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  1. @addblades1 Funny… looked like women and men who have rights, opinions, and views. Looked like a bunch of people taking action on something they truly believe in.

  2. getshelterpets

    July 16, 2010 at 12:18 am

    To anyone who would misunderstand..we’re not attention hounds or drama queens. We are individuals who work to save these animals from their life of misery everyday, and are heartbroken and fed up with seeing their suffering continue. We don’t do it for kudos. We don’t do it with attitude. We do it to hopefully get others to see it from the dogs perspective. Amazingly, we are usually met with genuine interest and concern, rather than hateful, judgemental attitudes, and many dogs have been freed.

  3. @addblades1 Nah, Picketing is just annoying, i dont even pay attention to that XP

  4. getshelterpets

    July 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Because people contact us throughout the year whenever they decide that they want a better life than a chain for their dog. We then take them, pay to have them fully vetted, and adopt them into thoroughly screened forever homes where they no longer have to be chained. We usually applaud people for making that decision for their dogs. You can go to the Dogs Deserve Better website and look at the success page to see some of them and maybe you will decide that we do this for the dogs a better life.

  5. Brenda Daradics

    August 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I support your video 150%! UNCHAIN our furry loving companions WORLD!!!!

  6. it sounds to me like a lot of people don’t understand the reasons for everyone doing this chain off. Its to help dogs who are kept chained up,i myself would love to do the chain off,and help to,but there is not enough people interested in East Asheville that im aware of. Due to that fact i still raised money by walking,and makeing a fundraiser. I plan on seeing if i can get some friends involved this year.

  7. I have rececctly been asked this question by a couple who are friends of mine. If the person is outside with the dog while dog is on the chain is it ok,if the person is were he/she can see the dog meaning outside with the dog just doing yard work ? Of course the person takes the dog back in the house when the person is done outside.

  8. @snowwolf776 This is about people who keep their dogs tied up all the time. Chaining your dog while you go outside or while you’re doing yard work is just fine. You still do other things with your dog and actually take the chain off. They aren’t stuck in the same dirty spot day in and day out. That is a much different issue and that is what they are speaking about.

  9. Nicholas Alexander

    June 11, 2012 at 9:40 am

    What if you use rope instead of chain? Is it still a big deal? Or what if my dog and I go to the store and I Tie him up outside because animals aren’t aloud in mini marts? Is that considered a “chain up?”. This video could be a little more descriptive of the guidlines fr their chaining Terminology. as I being a new dog owner, have heard it all, from all kinds of crazy dog owners.

  10. Martha Boughton-Shields

    November 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I use a rope to tie my dog if im outside doing gardening and i have to have the gate open that leads to the road- its very rare but she doesnt mind at all cos she always gets a bone!! xx

  11. Devonte' Elliott

    March 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Dog chains are good for dogs i have my dog on a chain he does fine .He gets good food and gets his free time of the chain.He has a good dog house. I hate when people say chains are bad if you use in the right way it will be ok. The people that use bigger chains are because there dogs are da or they are strong pullers .you can see my chaim set up people are dumb in the world today

  12. Devonte' Elliott

    March 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    the reason why people chain there dogs they are runnig a kennel if you sre working with game dogs people should know not to have a apbt in a kennel they will chew right threw thats why chains are way better.

  13. I think dogs should have the right to run FREE

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