Imagine spending your entire life on a chain! You spend your days and night in a 3-4 foot circle. The grass is long gone, there is nothing but dirt or mud. You have no stimulation, very little interaction, no joy. Then imagine that you hear the white van pulling up and you know it’s those kind people that will scratch you behind the ears and give you a pig ear or raw hide to chew on! Finally, you have something to do for awhile.

Thank you, donors, for donating pig ears, toys and raw hides to Chain of Hope. It makes these dogs’ day when we stop by and give them a raw hide and a toy. Please keep these precious items coming. They are the only joy that most of these dogs get!

No, these dogs shouldn’t be living on chains at all, but there are unfortunately hundreds of dogs living this way in Kansas City.  Mostly, we can brighten their day, bring them a little joy and continue to monitor them. Here are some of our friends that we care for, enjoying a toy or chew treat:

Thank you supporters! We can use stuffed toys and animals as long as they don’t have the tiny beads in them, such as Beanie Babies do.

We always need pig ears and raw hides. Nothing makes their day better than something wonderful to chew on!

Donation drop-off sites around the metro:


Lee’s Summit, MO: 409 SW Lakeview Blvd., LS, MO 64063 (leave items on screened back porch)

Overland Park, KS: 5208 W. 104th St., OP. KS 66207 (left side of the front porch)

North of the River (Liberty area) 8641 NE 74th Terr, KCMO 64158 (front porch)

Independence: 12900 E. 49th street, Independence, MO 64055 (right side of the house)

Monetary Donations or items small enough to be sent through the mail can also go directly to Chain of Hope at P.O. Box 16926, Kansas city, MO 64133