Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.
At Dogs for the Deaf, we...
~ Rescue homeless dogs from shelters
~ Provide needed medical care and spaying/neutering
~ Train the dogs to help people with a variety of disabilities and challenges
~ Place professionally trained dogs with professionals (teachers, physicians, counselors, legal advocates, caregivers) who work with people with various disabilities and challenges.
~ Provide 5-6 months of obedience training and specialized training
~ Screen each applicant for a dog very carefully to determine the person's needs, abilities, personality, life style, and ability to care for the dog
~ Match each dog to the best possible applicant for that particular dog
~ Take the dog to the client's home and train the client to maintain the dog's skills
~ Provide lifetime follow up help and guidance to make sure the team is achieving maximum benefit from each other
~ Help the person with the retirement or passing of the old dog and getting a successor dog
~ Do not take dogs back to the shelter - all dogs are placed in loving homes.
All of this is done for a minimal $50.00 application fee and a $500.00 Good Faith refundable deposit.
Dogs for the Deaf is totally funded by donations from individuals, service clubs, groups, bequests, estates, and businesses. Dogs for the Deaf receives no government funding and has a 501(c)(3) rating with the IRS.