• Give Today, Impact Tomorrow – Your Generosity Matters Learn More
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  • Hearing Dogs – Sound Awareness & Freedom Learn More
  • Program Assistance Dogs – Canine Co-workers Learn More
  • Autism Assistance Dogs – Connect to a Dog, Connect to the World Learn More
  • Foster Puppy Program – Working Together to Better Lives Learn More
  • Second Training Facility – Expanding Towards the Future Learn More

Welcome to Dogs for Better Lives! Formerly Dogs for the Deaf, we’re a national award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization rescuing and professionally training Assistance Dogs since 1977.

We maintain a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue or breed and the people we serve. If you or someone you know needs an Assistance Dog, we’re here to help. If you would like to learn more about how you can support Dogs for Better Lives, please visit here.


See below our short film on southern Oregon’s Eagle Point elementary school teacher Sean and his Program Assistance Dog Dallas.  To learn more about our Program Assistance Dogs, click here.

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