CoMoGives 2020

Every dollar that is donated though this campaign helps a dog get a new leash on life by being freed from life on a chain or in a pen and give them the necessary medical attention they desperately need and live in a home as a family pet.

Please help us reach our $28,000 goal with your tax deductible donation through the CoMoGives campaign.

Thank You!

Every dollar that is donated though this campaign helps a dog get a new leash on life by being freed from life on a chain or in a pen and give them the necessary medical attention they desperately need and live in a home as a family pet.

Please help us reach our $28,000 goal with your tax deductible donation through the CoMoGives campaign.

Thank You!

Every dollar that is donated though this campaign helps a dog get a new leash on life by being freed from life on a chain or in a pen and give them the necessary medical attention they desperately need and live in a home as a family pet.

Please help us reach our $28,000 goal with your tax deductible donation through the CoMoGives campaign.

Thank You!

Why Support Unchained Melodies - CoMoGives

Without your continued support, we could not continue to speak for dogs like Muttley, and so many others.

Muttley was living in a pen and his owner, who was being evicted, was going to shoot the him. His water was green and food was dumped over the fence of the pen, the owners never having to touch this poor dog. Muttley had literally never received a human touch. Muttley has learned to walk on a slip lead and received slow, gentle touches but is still very apprehensive of human hands. We see small changes every day which we consider monumental considering his years of neglect. He is now safe, warm, and learning that humans can be good and that a brush and a body massage feels really good.

Muttley would have died never experiencing kindness if not for the work of Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue. Head on over and make your donation today!

Thank you for believing in our mission and supporting our efforts.

Without your continued support, we could not continue to speak for dogs like Muttley, and so many others.

Muttley was living in a pen and his owner, who was being evicted, was going to shoot the him. His water was green and food was dumped over the fence of the pen, the owners never having to touch this poor dog. Muttley had literally never received a human touch. Muttley has learned to walk on a slip lead and received slow, gentle touches but is still very apprehensive of human hands. We see small changes every day which we consider monumental considering his years of neglect. He is now safe, warm, and learning that humans can be good and that a brush and a body massage feels really good.

Muttley would have died never experiencing kindness if not for the work of Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue. Head on over and make your donation today!

Thank you for believing in our mission and supporting our efforts.

Without your continued support, we could not continue to speak for dogs like Muttley, and so many others.

Muttley was living in a pen and his owner, who was being evicted, was going to shoot the him. His water was green and food was dumped over the fence of the pen, the owners never having to touch this poor dog. Muttley had literally never received a human touch. Muttley has learned to walk on a slip lead and received slow, gentle touches but is still very apprehensive of human hands. We see small changes every day which we consider monumental considering his years of neglect. He is now safe, warm, and learning that humans can be good and that a brush and a body massage feels really good.

Muttley would have died never experiencing kindness if not for the work of Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue. Head on over and make your donation today!

Thank you for believing in our mission and supporting our efforts.

Peer-To-Peer CoMoGives

With all the sadness that surrounds us, we added a little fun to the Campaign, we are all in with 21 Peer to Peer Campaigns.

We have everything from Locking our Director in a Kennel, to holiday cookies, and so many more!

With all the sadness that surrounds us, we added a little fun to the Campaign, we are all in with 21 Peer to Peer Campaigns.

We have everything from Locking our Director in a Kennel, to holiday cookies, and so many more!

With all the sadness that surrounds us, we added a little fun to the Campaign, we are all in with 21 Peer to Peer Campaigns.

We have everything from Locking our Director in a Kennel, to holiday cookies, and so many more!

Amazon Wishlist

Next time you are shopping on Amazon, consider adding an item from our Amazon Wishlist to your shopping cart. Every item on our Wishlist helps us continue our mission of freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Next time you are shopping on Amazon, consider adding an item from our Amazon Wishlist to your shopping cart. Every item on our Wishlist helps us continue our mission of freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Next time you are shopping on Amazon, consider adding an item from our Amazon Wishlist to your shopping cart. Every item on our Wishlist helps us continue our mission of freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Social Hour

Dog owners can sign up on a weekly basis to bring their dogs to play with other dogs their age as well as be introduced to new experiences and people.

Our experts can also discuss and answer basic training questions like crate training or loose leash walking.

Dog owners can sign up on a weekly basis to bring their dogs to play with other dogs their age as well as be introduced to new experiences and people.

Our experts can also discuss and answer basic training questions like crate training or loose leash walking.

Dog owners can sign up on a weekly basis to bring their dogs to play with other dogs their age as well as be introduced to new experiences and people.

Our experts can also discuss and answer basic training questions like crate training or loose leash walking.

Sponsor a Dog for the Holday

Sponsoring a dog makes a great gift for any dog loving friend or family member, and truly makes a difference in a dogs life. With a minimum donation of $50 you will receive a personalized Holiday Card from your sponsored dog.

Sponsoring a dog makes a great gift for any dog loving friend or family member, and truly makes a difference in a dogs life. With a minimum donation of $50 you will receive a personalized Holiday Card from your sponsored dog.

Sponsoring a dog makes a great gift for any dog loving friend or family member, and truly makes a difference in a dogs life. With a minimum donation of $50 you will receive a personalized Holiday Card from your sponsored dog.

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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

Sponsor a Dog for the Holiday!
Sponsoring a dog makes a great gift for any dog loving friend or family member, and truly makes a difference in a dogs life. With a minimum donation of $50 you will receive a personalized Holiday Card from your sponsored dog.[...]

Sponsor Life Saving Treatment for a very deserving dog
We recently rescued three dogs who unfortunately all tested positive for heartworms. All of these dogs are sweet, friendly, and are doing so very well, they deserve to be healthy and strong so they can live a long and happy life after years of neglect. [...]

Rescuing the Wigglebutts
For Melody Whitworth, director of Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue, it all started with one dog. “When I moved here from out of state, I saw a dog chained to a tree and I didn’t know how to help it,” [...]

Pandemic pets: where are they now?
The beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 saw pets being adopted and fostered at unprecedented rates. Communities all across the country responded to their local shelters' calls for help, resulting in the clearing out of entire facilities. [...]

  • Amazon Wishlist
    Next time you are shopping on Amazon, consider adding an item from our Amazon Wishlist to your shopping cart. Every item on our Wishlist helps us continue our mission of freeing the chained dog, and bringing our ‘best friend’ into the home and family.     […]
  • Join us for Puppy Social Hour!
    Do you have a puppy? You’re invited! Puppy owners can sign up on a weekly basis to bring their puppies to play with other dogs their age as well as be introduced to new experiences and people. Our puppy experts can also discuss and answer basic puppy questions like potty and crate training. […]
  • Dog Talk is “EVERYTHING DOG”
    Our hosts answer YOUR questions regarding dog training, dog behavior and anything else related to our furry friends. Send us your questions at training@unchainedmelodies.org and stay tuned for the next episode of Dog Talk! […]
  • Covid-19 Message from the Director of UMDR
    Dear Friends, I wanted to keep all our supporters up to date with what is going on with Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue and where we stand with the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in our area. These times are unprecedented, and we are dealing the best we can with the day to day changes. In order to keep […]
  • Force Free Dog Training Classes
    UMDR offers dog training classes to the community. Our training classes provide information and education to the public to prevent dogs from living life on a chain, segregated to a pen, or being surrendered to the shelter by teaching owners how to teach their dog. Our Puppy and Adult Etiquette […]
  • New line of UMDR Swag!
    We now have a new line of UMDR swag. Click on the link to see the entire line of  merchandise. A portion of all sales are donated back to UMDR! https://shop.spreadshirt.com/UMDRShop/ […]
  • Y107 FM Partners with Unchained Melodies
      We are thrilled to announce that Zimmer Radio Y107 has partnered with Unchained Melodies. Watch their social media for fun videos of our available foster dogs and to learn more about Unchained Melodies. […]
  • 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” […]
  • Break the Chain
    Scooby before rescue from the chain Confining a Dog is a Silent Killer by Melody Whitworth Every dog deserves to live as part of his/her human family, regardless of size or breed. Yes, dogs like to be outside, but not when they are permanently removed from their human pack. Have you ever noticed […]
  • 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 […]