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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.

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 45-min in length and includes an informative video, a live demonstration, 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 to schedule a tour!

Tours are scheduled daily, except for weekends, holidays*, and special events. Please call ahead for scheduling and reservations. 

     April – September: Spring & Summer tours begin at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)

     October – March: Fall & Winter tours begin at 11:00 am (Pacific Time)

* Holiday closures:

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

Local Weather: 

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Sunny skies. High 88F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 83F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Rain showers early with mostly cloudy conditions later in the day. High 58F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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