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Support Our Second Training Facility
In November 2016, Dogs for Better Lives broke ground on an 18,900 sq. ft, 40-kennel Second Training Facility. This new two-story facility with elevator will be housed on our current campus at the base of Lower Table Rock in Central Point, OR.
The anticipated ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new facility is expected during Fall 2018. More details to follow. To read up on the latest progress with construction of the Second Training Facility, click HERE.
Photos below show the most recent progress first and then sequence down to older (earlier progress) images below.
Over the next several years, Dogs for Better Lives will hire up to 13 new staff (part/full-time) to work in the Second Training Facility within four general offices and one kennel tech office. Out front, we will have 45 paved parking spaces, including four which will be handicapped accessible.
Nestled in southern Oregon’s Sams Valley, Dogs for Better Lives is building a Second Training Facility that will allow the organization to work with more dogs, many of which come to us from shelters all across the west coast. The kennels in the new facility will be bigger, providing us with the ability to house larger breed dogs, suitable for several of our Assistance Dog programs.
Nestled at the base of Lower Table Rock, Dogs for Better Lives moved from its original location in southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley in 1988 to it’s current 40-acre location in Central Point, OR. Originally the property was part of a larger pig ranch operation.
To learn more about how you and/or your organization can support our Second Training Facility, please click HERE to view the SECOND TRAINING FACILITY PROSPECTUS.
The new facility will have more capacity to handle larger breed dogs, as well as provide for more indoor training, due to hot summer and inclement weather at other times of the year.
The Second Training Facility will have two 20-kennel wings (north and south) with dog-access to expansive exercise yards and views into the mystic Lower and Upper Table Rocks of southern Oregon. The facility will house up to 40 dogs and 11 staff, once it reaches capacity sometime in 2019.
Surrounded by Lower Table Rock (to west), ranch lands to the south and east, and rural farm lands to the north, Dogs for Better Lives is situated on 40-acres in the middle of southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, with the legendary Rouge River coming across just south of the property.
We anticipate our Second Training Facility being completed in early 2018, and it will grow the number of dogs we rescue, professionally train, and ultimately place with clients across the United States. Once the Second Training Facility is completed, this will allow us to eventually build up over time, to a capacity of three-times the number of dogs we are currently able to house, professionally train, and ultimately place with deserving clients.
Support of our new Second Training Facility is a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to literally be engaged from the ground up. This is a significant next-step in our 3-year strategic plan to increase the number of highly trainable Assistance Dogs we place with people. Ultimately, they will provide better lives to people, through a lifetime of service and commitment.
To-date, we wish to thank and acknowledge the following individuals, organizations, companies, and foundations for their significant support on this project.
- Akery Construction and Consulting
- Anonymous Donor
- DBL Corporate Program
- Dr. Brad and Cindy Frank
- Frog Crossing Foundation
- Ruth Hunter
- Darlene and Harry Lambert Foundation
- Virginia Madigan and Paul Loozen
- Laura J. Niles Foundation
- Lions Clubs International Foundation
- Lions Clubs, Southern Oregon and Northern California
- Lue Family
- M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
- Onan Family Foundation
- The Potts Family
- RV Quilters
- Sandra Atlas Bass Fund
- The Jeanne Pamilla Estate
- The Powell Foundation
- Three River Sams
- Stacy Tollie
- Iris Young
There are number of sponsorship opportunities available with the Second Training Facility, from naming rights, individual kennels, and outdoor landscaping. If you or your company, community service club, or family foundation have an interest in learning more, please see attached prospectus and/or contact Harvey Potts at email@example.com or (541) 826-9220.