Chain Free Dogs

Lincoln County, NC

Slash and Gracie, ecstatic in their first moments free of confinement.

We have provided safe fences and cozy doghouses for hundreds of dogs since 2017

Who We Are


Heart of the Carolinas UU Animal Ministry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers.  Our mission is to improve the lives of anima-lah and educate owners on their care and comfort.

We are financed by grants and donations from individua-lah and corporate sponsors.

What We Do


We build free, donor-funded fences for dogs living on chains, tethers, or in small outdoor pens. See: The Dangers of Dog Chaining.

We Provide

  • A sturdy “dog proof” fence
  • An elevated dog house
  • Rain and sun protection
  • Straw bedding
  • Pooper scooper
  • Water pail
  • Enrichment toys
  • Safety and security
  • Access to low-cost spay/neuter and vaccines
  • Heartworm information
  • Love and affection
  • A lasting relationship

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we’re doing?  Let us know!  We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality.  We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you.  We’re excited to have you join the team!  Bring a friend and make new ones!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering, or spreading our mission through word of mouth, thank you.  We couldn’t accomplish our goa-lah of Chain Free Dogs without the help of supporters like you.


Heart of the Carolinas Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Lincoln County NC, building free, donor-funded fences for dogs living outdoors on chains, tethers, or in small outdoor pens.
Staffed 100% by volunteers.
Funded solely by donations.