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In 1989, Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf) moved from Applegate, Oregon to its current location in Central Point. Situated at the base of Lower Table Rock, Dogs for Better Lives’ 40-acre property encompasses several buildings including administration, training facility, quarantine, and a Second Training Facility completed in Summer 2018.

Please call ahead for scheduling and reservations. Tours are scheduled the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm, except holidays* and special events.

We encourage out-of-town visitors and local residents to learn more about the special work we do by taking a FREE tour of our training facility. The tour is approximately 1-hour in length and includes a video, a live demonstration with one of our demo dogs, and a brief walking tour to view our dog kennels, play yards and our second training facility. After the tour, you can purchase Dogs for Better Lives merchandise from our on-site or online gift shop. Call (541) 826-9220 or (800) 990-3647 to schedule a tour!

* 2019 Holiday closures:

  • Tuesday, Jan 1st
  • Monday, Feb 18th
  • Monday, May 27th
  • Thursday, July 4th
  • Monday, Sep 2nd
  • Thursday, November 28th
  • Friday, November 29th
  • Tuesday, December 24th
  • Wednesday, December 25th

Directions:  We’re easy to find! Click HERE for map and directions.

Group tours:  We can accommodate your group of up to 30 people. Please call us in advance so that we make the necessary arrangements to ensure your group’s comfort.

Parking: Bus and RV parking is available.

Accessibility: Dogs for Better Lives is accessible to people with disabilities. Although we do not have a licensed ASL interpreter on site, please call ahead to let us know if you need an interpreter for your tour. We will make arrangements to have one available for your scheduled tour time.

Contact Number: (541) 826-9220

Local Weather: 

Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory

12:52 PM PST on February 19, 2019
10:00 PM PST on February 20, 2019
02/19 0%
Overcast. High 42F. Winds light and variable.
02/20 70%
Rain and snow showers in the morning transitioning to light rain in the afternoon. High near 40F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Partly Cloudy
02/21 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 45F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
02/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 47F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
02/23 80%
Chance of Rain
Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

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