Dogs for the Deaf welcomes four new Directors to serve three-year terms on the national Assistance Dog training organization’s Board of Directors. The four new Directors are valuable contributors to southern Oregon communities, and have a variety of private-sector and non-profit backgrounds and expertise.
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. (DFD) has embarked on its first-ever crowdfunding campaign to raise $12,500 for the remodeling an existing room that will serve as a demonstration room for people who visit to learn more about the organization.
After a nationwide search for a new leader, the Board of Directors at Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. has named Blake Matray to the position of President/CEO.
Dogs for the Deaf won a new Toyota in the 100 Cars for Good contest!
Because of the amazing support from people like you, Dogs for the Deaf WON a new Toyota in the 100 Cars for Good Contest! This was a team effort and we couldn't have done it without all of the people who voted for us and asked their friends and family to vote, too. Thanks for being a part of the Dogs for the Deaf team!
All of us here at Dogs for the Deaf are still recovering from the shock of such an amazing outpouring of support on our voting day, Friday, October 4th. We knew we had terrific, loyal fans and supporters, but wow... we were really blown away! Here in our local area, the media helped spread the word and our General Manager and Development Director were kept busy on Friday giving interviews at numerous radio and television stations. Our local Lithia Toyota dealership held a big voting day event and the various Chamber of Commerce chapters covered it in their e-newsletters and on their websites. Local southern Oregon businesses helped by handing out fliers and mentioning it on their Facebook or Twitter accounts. Our wonderful celebrity friends, such as Angie Harmon, Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Lane, Randall, Eric Trump, and many, MANY others, spread the word on their Facebook and Twitter feeds. All of our wonderful supporters responded by voting and continued to spread the word amongst their friends, relatives, co-workers and with their own email lists.
THANK YOU for helping us to continue making miracles happen in the lives of our clients and our dogs. This new Toyota means a lot to us and will be used for placements, follow-ups, vet trips for our dogs in training, and shelter visits to adopt more dogs for our programs. This will make such a big difference in the lives of the people we serve and the dogs we rescue... and it's hard to express just how very much we appreciate your continued and loyal support.
If you'd like to see a list of all of the finalists in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good contest, visit 100CarsforGood.com and click on FINALISTS. And don't forget to keep voting each day through November 19 for your favorite organizations and causes. Each afternoon, the previous day's winners are announced and a fresh batch of five finalist organizations will be ready to compete for votes. Vote every day, because each vote counts and each day brings another two cars to deserving organizations.
Watch Dogs for the Deaf General Manager, Vaughn Maurice, give an interview about the contest on KOBI NBC 5's "Five on 5"...
Our 1st Program Assistance Dog & "Teacher's Pet"...