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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 which will be completed in Summer 2018.

Please call ahead for scheduling and reservations. Tours are scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 and play yards. 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!

* 2018 Holiday closures:

  • Monday, May 28th
  • Wednesday, July 4th
  • Monday, Sept. 3rd
  • Thursday, Nov. 22nd
  • Friday, November 23rd
  • Monday, December 24th
  • Tuesday, 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

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