Unchain Guilford is a fence build initiative to provide proper housing and containment for animals in Guilford County who are currently being tethered.

November 2013, Guilford County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance that prohibits unattended tethering of dogs. As of September 1, 2015 residents must comply to the ordinance.  Unattended tethering is PROHIBITED in all municipalities and areas within Guilford County except within the city limits of Gibsonville and High Point where local ordinances apply.