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.
Program Assistance Dogs
Program Assistance Dogs go to work with and assist full-time professionals such as physicians, teachers, counselors and other licensed therapists in the treatment of and work with their clients and students with special needs. These dogs can provide a calming effect, allowing the professional to better serve or treat the clients. These dogs do not have public access except when accompanying the professionals and their clients in order to provide assistance to the clients.
You can download and print our Program Assistance Dog application packet by clicking HERE. Fill out the application completely and mail, along with your $50.00 application fee, to:
Dogs for the Deaf
10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, Oregon 97502
If you would like us to send you an application, please contact us using the webform below or call us at 1-800-990-3647.
Click HERE to read the Ashland Daily Tidings article about Program Assistance Dog Hilton's work in the Inspire classroom.
ClickHEREto read a Medford Mail Tribune article about how Program Assistance Dog Nelson helps out in the classroom.
A rescued shelter dog with a new lease on life is paying it forward by serving special needs students in Ashland, Oregon. It's a new and unique teaching tool encouraging positive experiences in the classroom. Our PAWsome friend, NBC5's Laura Cavanaugh, reports.
If you or someone you know works with people with disabilities or challenges and could benefit from the services of a Program Assistance Dog, or if you would like more information about this program, please submit the webform below or give us a call.
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