About Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue


Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue (UMDR) is a volunteer based, nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained/penned dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home with the family as a companion pet.

Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue educates, legislates and rescues the chained/penned backyard dog and fights against animal abuse and cruelty. The goal of this organization is to advocate for the chained/penned backyard dog or any dog who has no voice and cannot help or protect themselves.

Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue educates owners and the community, and offers many free services to include vetting, training and re-homing of dogs and most importantly, raises awareness in the community regarding these issues.  This organization is also at the forefront of creating, strengthening and enforcing local ordinances and laws.

Latest News & Updates

  • Dangerously cold for pets!
    IMPORTANT PSA Frostbite and hypothermia is REAL for dogs (and all animals) left out in the arctic temperatures that are moving into the Mid-West When dealing with conditions in the single and negative digits it’s easy to underestimate just how quickly hypothermia and frostbite can set in, […]
  • Happy Dog! Coloring Book – Community Education Program
    Unchained Melodies believes in early education to teach children responsible pet ownership. We are thrilled to announce our new coloring books are here and ready to get into the hands of the children of our community. This coloring and activity book has 32 pages of coloring fun, along with puzzle […]
  • HUGE Victory For the Dogs of Columbia, MO!
    Tethering Ordinance Passes Unanimously at the City Counsel meeting on June 4th No “unsupervised tethering” for dogs in our City! We are very excited to announce that the changes to the Chapter 5 Section of the Animal Ordnance for Boone County, MO received a unanimous “YES” […]
  • Central Mo Pet Pantry
    We are proud to announce the opening of the Central MO Pet Pantry! The Pet Pantry is located within The Food Bank – Central Pantry in Columbia, MO. 1007 Big Bear Blvd Columbia, Missouri See our Facebook page for more info at Central MO Pet Pantry. Columbia MO Pet Pantry was created to help […]
  • CoMoGives is in full force through December 31st
    The CoMoGives campaign is collecting donations on behalf of 122 Columbia area nonprofits, to include Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue, now through December 31st, 2018. Our goal this year is to raise $12,000 to allow us to increase the number of dogs we can rescue, rehab and re-home in 2019. We need […]