Unchained Melodies Foster Dogs
Will You Be Our Sweetheart this Year?

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Give a formerly chained or penned foster dog a taste of the love they've never known this Valentine's Day! As one of Unchained Melodies most beloved campaigns, our annual Sponsor a Fostered Dog programs reach out and touch the Sweetheart in all of us.

Give to Dogs Who Come From Nothing

All the dogs in our program come from life on a chain or in a pen. These dogs have nothing before coming to Unchained Melodies; no toys, no love, no companionship, and sometimes no food or water. But thanks to our loving foster families, they are finding new life and new wonderful—inside—homes of their own. Your gifts bring joy to their hearts and smiles to their puppy faces while they wait for that special home.

If you'd like to send a general, tax-deductible gift to the organization, Unchained Melodies would appreciate donations of the following: For letter-size envelopes, our mailing address is Unchained Melodies at P.O. Box 7018, Columbia MO 65205. For packages, please use our street address of 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203. If you are local and would like to shop local in Columbia, MO, contact our partners Lizzi & Rocco's Natural Pet Market at info@lizziandroccos.com or call (573) 445-8249. Thank you so much for your consideration!

We appreciate gift cards for most anywhere, but these stores in particular:
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Walmart
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Phillips 66 Gas Card


VALENTINO

ValentinoValentino was actually named 'Bite me' when we met him! Our followers and supporters decided his name should be Valentino because he was born on Valentine's and deserved a more respectful name. He was recently rescued from living 8 long years at the end of a chain when his owner could not potty train him. Valentino is a happy, friendly boy and loves to go for walks, play fetch, and get belly rubs. He is getting better with potty training and is learning to interact with other dogs. It takes time to recuperate from so many years of isolation but Valentino is catching on quick and will make a great family pet.

Nylabone
Antler
Kong toy
Ball
Treats

If you'd like to adopt Valentino, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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CHERRY

CherryCherry is 2 year old Beagle Mix. Cherry was tied out with 2 other dogs that Unchained Melodies rescued after unwanted litters filled the house. It got to be too much for the owner so “out they went.” Cherry is full of energy, fun loving and playful. Her smile and her crazy antics just make you smile.

Stuffie toys
Durable – chew proof ball
No-Hide Chews
Treats of any kind

If you'd like to adopt Cherry, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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MAXWELL

MaxwellMaxwell is a 6 year old Amstaff/Rottie Mix. Maxwell was chained next to a house that had two other chained dogs that Unchained Melodies Rescued. Maxwell acted very aggressive when volunteers approached but once released from the chain that confined him, he was very friendly and jumped right in the truck. Maxwell is a big lap dog, loves to go for rides in the car and runs 5k’s with his foster Mom. When at home Maxwell is a big couch potato and a great Netflix buddy.

Nylabone
Chews
Squeaky Balls
Jerky Treats
Bully Sticks
Kong Toys

If you'd like to adopt Maxwell, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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REBA

RebaReba is a 12 year old Red Nose Pittie Girl – Reba has been with us for a very long time and even though available for adoption, we believe she has a forever foster home due to her dog aggression and reactivity. Even though she chooses 2 leggers over 4 leggers, you could not ask for a sweeter more loving girl than Reba. Reba is a true couch potato and she is lovingly referred to as “the ole bean.”

Yak Chews are her favorite
Tough, durable balls that squeak
Kong Toys
Tasty Bones
Treats of any kind
Nylabones

If you'd like to adopt Reba, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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SIMON

SimonSimon is a 12 year old American Bulldog – Simon came to us with his sister Angela who went to the rainbow bridge last year. Simon was chained to the outside of his sister’s dilapidated pen for many, many years. Simon has had a long road to recovery and has been with us for quite some time. Simon is certainly slowing down but is still a great companion, loves his walks and car rides. Simon would love to have a home where he was the only pet so he could have all of the bellie scratches and cuddles from his humans.

Nylabones
Kong Toys
Treats of any kind
Horns
Antlers
Tasty Bones
Large Crate Pad

If you'd like to adopt Simon, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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ISABEL'S PUPPIES

allpupsThese are Isabel’s pups and they are absolutely adorable!  These pups were born on New Years Day and are cute, fuzzy balls of puppy breath! There are 3 boys and 4 girls and their names are all regal like their Momma's.  Gabriel, Jonah, Elijah, Caroline, Elizabeth, Victoria and Annabelle will be available for adoption soon!

Puppy Toys
Baby Kongs
Teething Rings
Small Nylabones
Balls

If you'd like to adopt a puppy, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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BELLA

Bella - Val - 2017Bella is a young pup, only 8 months old.  Bella was adopted as a very young puppy and did not receive the proper training she needed to be a well-behaved adolescent so she was returned.  Bella is now working with a trainer, is learning her manners and being properly socialized with other dogs.  Bella loves her toys and bones and treats and romps in the back-yard chasing after her ball.  She will make a wonderful pet after her rehabilitation is finished.

Nylabones
Bully Sticks
Food Puzzle
Fetch Toy
Kong
Nylabone
Durable Bed

If you'd like to adopt Bella, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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GRACIE

GracieGracie is a tiny little 7 month old Chihuahua who is as sweet as they come. Gracie was in a home with an elderly woman that could not care for her any longer.  Gracie is a little on the shy side but gets along great with other dogs and is quite the cuddler.

Balls
Chews
Chew toys
Blanket
New Bed
Bacon flavored treats

If you'd like to adopt Gracie, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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MAX

MaxMax is a 7 year old Boxer-Pit Bull mix. Max came to us from South Carolina. Max was brought home as a sweet, innocent pup and was immediately chained to a tree. A neighbor watched as the years went by, year after year until finally she started convincing the owner to release him and let him live the life of a dog. One day he said yes, but no rescue group in South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia would take him in. We saw his photo on face book and reached out to his rescuer and she was forever grateful and drove Max 14 hours to us. Max was very shy and withdrawn and did not trust anyone when he arrived. After almost a year in foster care Max is outgoing, playful with other dogs, has great recall and is leash and crate trained. Time, love and trust is all Max needed to become a fantastic companion pet.

Puzzle Games
Durable Squeaky Balls
Bully Sticks
Tasty Bones
Chews
Treats of any kind

If you'd like to adopt Max, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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MOMMA CHAOS

Momma ChaosMomma Chaos is another one of our long time residents. Momma Chaos came to us through a court case a few years ago. Her nick name came from her having 7 litters of pups and breaking from her chain multiple times and being brought home by Animal Control. Momma Chaos has been battling mass cell sarcomas (cancer tumors) for a couple of years. Her recurring tumors and dislike of other animals keeps her separated from the rest.  Even with her age and her tumors, Momma still has a lot of life left and is still energetic and playful. Momma loves to run, play, chew and go for car rides. She sometimes pays for playing too hard the next day by being a bit sore and stiff, but we feel that she should be able to live life to the fullest for as long as much time as she has left.

Nylabones
Durable Chews
Fetch Toys
Kong
Bully Sticks
New bed
Large Crate pad

If you'd like to adopt Momma Chaos, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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OZZIE

OzzieOzzie is a 10 year old yellow lab who suffered terrible neglect. Ozzie was confiscated by police and turned over to us a few months ago. Ozzie has withstood multiple surgeries due to his long term neglect. Ozzie has loss of hearing from severe ear infections, his anal glands erupted and became infected and his face had an open wound that covered the entire side of his face. After multiple surgeries, Ozzie is on the mend and through it all Ozzie remains happy and a very playful boy that is ALL lab!  Ozzie loves to chew, play ball and carry around toys, he even carries in the newspaper from the curb!  

Redbarn Natural Bully treats Peanut Butter flavor is his favorite treat
Jerky Treats
Tuffy Toys
Natural Dental Chews
Stuffed Toys
Tasty Bones
New Dog Bed
Anything that he can fetch

If you'd like to adopt Ozzie, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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JEWELS

JewelsJewels is a 3 year old sweetie pie. Jewels is the Momma of some pups that we took in. A sponsor paid to have Jewels and the father of the pups spayed and neutered and a few weeks later they both ended up in a kill shelter. The dad went to another rescue and we took in Jewels. Jewels loves walks, hikes in the woods, and is very playful with other dogs. Jewels can be a little shy until she is comfortable and is fostered with Pit bulls and Italian Gray hounds and a Tortoise. She is a very well rounded girl and is just so pretty.

Large Crate Pad
Back Pack
Bully Sticks
Horns
Himalayan chews

If you'd like to adopt Jewels, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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SOPHIE

SophieSophie was shunned to a fenced back yard when a young student got her as a pup and then did not have the time for her any longer. Her roommate spoke up and explained that getting a dog is a commitment and that if she was not going to take care of her, give her proper training and allow her inside as a family pet, she needed to relinquish her. Relinquish her she did and now Sophie is living in a foster home with other dogs and cats. She is learning her manners and has become a very friendly, loving yet energetic girl who loves to go for bike rides, long walks and romps in the back yard.

Easy Walk harness (size lg)
Puzzle Toys
West Paw Ball
Bomber Ball
Tasty Bones
Bully Sticks
Antler

If you'd like to adopt Sophie, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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CAPONE

Capone---Val-2017Capone is approximately 1 year old and spent his first year of life chained to a dog house.  Capone is energetic, playful, fun-loving and such a great snuggle bug.  Capone loves his toys and chews but zoomies in the back yard is his favorite past time.

No hyde Bones
Nylabone
Antlers
Hooves
Large Kennel pad

If you'd like to adopt Capone, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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ISABEL

IsabelIsabel was left out in the cold, chained to a dog house, and gave birth to 7 pups, managing to keep them alive and warm on the coldest night of the year.  Isabel is now warm and comfortable in a foster home and her pups are growing up fast!  Isabel is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever met and trusts people to hold and care for her pups. Isabel will make an incredible family pet when she is finished being such a fantastic Mom.

Stuffed Toys
Nylabones
Antlers
Bully Sticks
Medium crate pad

If you'd like to adopt Isabel, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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MIA

MiaMia is our little deaf girl, approximately 2 years old. Mia laid in the front of the house, surrounded by dirt, chained to a tree in the blazing sun. We cannot imagine being confined this way and deaf. How is a dog to protect itself? Luckily after much communication, the owners saw the light and relinquished her to us. Mia is playful and loving, loves other dogs, doesn’t care about cats and even knows her hand signals. Mia snores like an old man and is just loaded with personality.

Medium Crate pad
Antlers
Any kind of bone
Yummy Treats
Himalayan Chews
Bully Sticks

If you'd like to adopt Mia, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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SUGAR

RebaSugar came to us a few years ago. Sugar is a senior girl and we've watched her muzzle turn gray as the years pass. She is slowing down but Sugar is one of the sweetest dogs on the planet. Sugar just wants to cuddle in her bed and hold a toy. Sugar came to us with a sliced neck. Evidence showed that is was definitely from a knife. After emergency surgery, Sugar bounced back quickly and enjoyed her walks in the sunshine, car rides and her squeaky toys. From Sugar’s abuse and neglect, she is not friendly with other 4 leggers, so Sugar is in a foster home where she is the only one with fur and is loved and adored.

Durable Squeakie Toys
New bed
Soft Blanket
Soft Treats

If you'd like to adopt Sugar, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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RICKY

RickyRicky is a little Chihuahua whose owner went into a nursing home. Unchained Melodies promised these sweet women that we would keep Ricky safe, well cared for and find him another forever home. Ricky has personality plus and is so cute, playful and friendly. He loves everyone he meets. Ricky has other foster siblings but he is the smallest of the bunch. This does not stop Ricky from being just one of the gang!

Soft Chews
Small crate pad
New bed
Squeaky toys
Antler
Chihuahua size halter
Chihuahua size sweater

If you'd like to adopt Ricky, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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BENTLEY

BentleyBentley came to the Unchained Melodies Family after a family shunned him when there was a bite situation with children. We are aware that this is not always the dogs fault and wanted to give Bentley a second chance. He is now looking for a home without small children as their actions can overwhelm him. Bentley is a happy friendly boy in all other ways. He can be a bit on the shy side with new situations and just needs time. Bentley fights his weight issue, like many of us so he is on a restricted diet but doing very well in his foster home. 

Low fat treats
New bed
Medium Size Crate pad
Sweet Potato Chews
Bully Sticks

If you'd like to adopt Bentley, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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TEDDY

Teddy - Val 2017Teddy was adopted and then returned after a year when his adopter’s life style changed.  Dogs are NOT disposable, so we welcomed Teddy back into our organization and he is back in a foster home.  Teddy is a very handsome boy and is approximately 3 years old, very well behaved and somewhat laid back but loves to go on walks through the neighborhood.  Teddy has adjusted well to his new life in foster care but yearns for a family to call his own.


New Dog Bed
Nylabone
Antler
Bully Sticks
Yogurt Treats

If you'd like to adopt Teddy, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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LADY

LadyLady is a Senior girl who came to us as one of 7 dogs from a single property. All of the dogs were lined up in the back yard with handmade dog houses and spent their entire lives chained to these houses. All 7 dogs were seniors by the time we were able to help. All of the dogs were heartworm positive except for one. Lady is the last to find her forever home. Lady is still very apprehensive of any sudden or loud noises. She does well with other dogs but can be a bit pushy if things get too rambunctious. Lady will now take treats, and will play with a bone but still does has no interest in toys. She is content to stay back and watch things from afar. Lady is in a patient foster home that just lets her do things on her own terms and gives her all the time she needs to adjust even more and become as normal of a dog that she will ever be. The mental abuse that these dogs suffer is so very sad and sometimes time is all these dogs have on their side.

Yogurt Treats
Milk Bone Biscuits
Small Femur Bones
Antler
Bully Sticks
Raw Hide Chews
New Dog Bed

If you'd like to adopt Lady, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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BOWSER

BowserBowser is a 3 year old yellow lab/cattle dog mix. Bowser came to us after his owner contacted us that he kept breaking from his chain and wreaking havoc in the neighborhood. Bowser was not neutered and the frustration of being chained up and not being socialized with other dog has caused some social issues but he is slowly working on properly meeting and playing with other dogs. Bowser is so adorable, walks well on a leash, loves to go for runs on the trail and is a friendly, playful guy. 

Nylabones
Kong Toys
Horns
Antlers
Durable Chew Toys
Bully Sticks

If you'd like to adopt Bowser, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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JESSIE

JessieJessie is another long timer at Unchained Melodies. Jessie was picked up along a country road and chained out in a back yard that had a privacy fence for over 4 years. This type of isolation causes fear and anxiety in dogs. Jessie does not trust other animals and is very leery of most new people until she gets to know them. Our volunteers are committed to Jessie and spend as much time with her as possible taking her on walks, car rides to get pup cups and Jessie is an avid tread mill walker. 

Gift Certificate to Sonic
Nylabones
Bully Sticks
Soft Treats
Medium Easy Walk Harness

If you'd like to adopt Jessie, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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JFAR

JfarJfar became part of the Unchained Melodies family over a year ago. Other dogs were removed from the property when we first found out about them back in 2013 but the owner would not relinquish Jfar. Fast forward a year and the call came in and we immediately went to the property to pick up Jfar. Jfar is approximately 6-8 years old and suffers from separation anxiety from being isolated and confined for so many years. Jfar had been at our boarding facility the entire time we have had him. He goes out and about and has become a local celebrity from running 5k’s with volunteers, has his own face book page called “Jfar the Homeless Hound Hero” and is still looking for a foster home or a forever home. You see, Jfar’s nemesis is CATS. We are unable to find him a foster home without cats, has a family that is home as he cannot stand to be alone, and has the ability to ease him into living in a home. We will not give up and we will continue to stand by Jfar until he finds his place in this world where he will be safe, loved and cared for.

Large Easy Walk Harness
Nylabones
Hooves
Kong Toys
Antlers
Any kind of Treat

If you'd like to adopt Jfar, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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SPIRIT

SpiritSpirit had one of the most heart breaking photos that we have ever seen. The summer rains came and Spirit was chained to an Igloo Dog House that had sunk into the ground. The only place that Spirit had to go was on top of his dog house to get out of the mud Spirit has multiple issues from being chained, isolated and non socialized. Spirit can be very food possessive and has some sensitivity issues when touched on his back, butt area or tail. Even with these issues he loves chin scratches, and will give you lots of wet kisses. Spirit loves to go on walks, runs and car rides and will make a great companion for someone that understands him and allows his the space he needs to feel comfortable.

Nylabones
Antlers
Any kind of Treat
Kong Toys
Durable Stuffed Toys
New cotton quilt
New cotton blanket

If you'd like to adopt Spirit, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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ROCKY

RockyRocky was chained to a tree with a decapitated wooden dog house and was far back in the yard in the mud. He was listed on Craigslist for $1.00 and it simply broke our hearts. We contacted the owner and he was willing to surrender Rocky and made us promise to give him a good home. The muddy boy climbed in the back of the truck and couldn't wait to go for his freedom ride! Rocky is only 1 year old. He is a bit shy with men but loves everyone, loves dogs and cats and is a playful, happy boy.

Rocky loves chew toys, Nylabones, Kongs stuffed with treats and could use a new pad for inside his crate, size large.

If you'd like to adopt Rocky, e-mail Unchained Melodies at unchainedmelodiesinc@gmail.com. To mail a package, send it to Unchained Melodies, 8050 S Highpoint Lane, Columbia, MO 65203.


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