Training staff (L-R); Andrea, Jess, Jenny, Kate, and Laura – all sitting along the driveway at Dogs for Better Lives, with southern Oregon’s Upper Table Rock in the background.

Recognized regionally and nationally as a premier nonprofit organization, Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives while maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs rescued or bred and all people served. Dogs for Better Lives trains and places Assistance Dogs with clients throughout the U.S. and is supported by nationwide donors.

With more than 30 employees on one campus in southern Oregon, Dogs for Better Lives and its staff enjoy nearly 200 days of sunshine annually in Central Point, making it a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Located in the Rogue Valley, employees enjoy close proximity to Medford International Airport, accessibility to major hospitals, hiking trails, golf courses, and ski areas with full availability of all amenities of the big city without the congestion.

Our core values are: Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Compassion, Service, Professionalism.

To learn more about Dogs for Better Lives’ award-winning and nationally renown history visit here.

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