Autism Assistance Dogs

Life is full of possibilities. But if you have a young child on the autism spectrum, there are times when those possibilities seem limited. At Dogs for Better Lives, our Autism Assistance Dogs are helping families create more possibilities for safety, confidence, and comfort.

Autism Assistance Dogs are professionally trained to act as an anchor to reduce or slow a child’s ability to bolt, apply deep pressure, and to provide companionship dedicated solely to the child. Combined with their professional training, an Autism Assistance Dogs’ calm and caring behavior have shown to decrease anxiety, increase calmness, reduce emotional outbursts, and foster more manageable bedtime routines.

Dogs for Better Lives is the premier provider of professionally trained Assistance Dogs. We are now accepting applications for children throughout the state of Oregon and SW Washington who are between the ages of 4 – 11. Portland and Salem – help is just a few clicks away.


Join us at one of these upcoming events:

June 9, 2018                 
It Takes a Village Conference
Vancouver, WA

July 16, 2018               
Central Oregon Autism Walk
Redmond, OR

July 10-12 2018  
Autism Society National Conference
Maryland

July 28, 2018               
Southern Oregon Autism Walk
Medford, OR

Nov 29- Dec 1, 2018
USAAA World Conference & Expo
Las Vegas, NV

April 7, 2019   
Autism Society Walk
Astoria

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