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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Training, Animals, Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives while maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue or breed and the people we serve.

Results: In fiscal year 2016-17, we are working to professionally train and place 23 dogs across the United States. We are also working to grow our national ambassador program, by adding more than 20 new volunteers across the country.

Target demographics: people who are deaf or hard of hearing, have high anxiety levels, and/or a child on the autistic spectrum

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: certified hearing dogs, program assistance dog, and autism assistance dog

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We came to Dogs for the Deaf today to ask lots of questions, watch an informational video, tour the facility, and even got to meet a couple dogs in training and see a dog demonstration. Wonderful! Very friendly, knowledgable staff and volunteers. My daughter cannot wait to start her application process. Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful idea and work. Rescuing the dogs makes it even more fantastic . A great place to donate.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our visit was extraordinary! Staff and volunteers were so kind and considerate while taking us on tour. We learned so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We will come again. Our family MUST see this. We are so very grateful. Our dog Indy and this organization has saved my sister, Phoebe's life. Saved our family, really. Thanks again. Rose Nikas ( sister of Phoebe D.).

Angela175

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came here to learn about how I could benefit from a hearing dog due to my hearing disability and I learned so much . The staff were very knowledgeable and TRUELY loved what they do. I am looking forward to working with them when I am reading for a hearing dog.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love Dogs for the Deaf! Our Bailey was a career change dog from DFD, and he was a great addition to our family. Thanks DFD for all you do for dogs and their people

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is awesome! We learned a lot about how it was started and how it's kept going. My niece is very interested in possibly working here someday, I will continue to encourage these ideas and passions!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received my hearing dog, Bear from DFD in 1999 and he served me well until his passing in 2013. We live in North Carolina. Today I feel so emotional, getting a chance to tour DFD where Bear received his excellent training. I imagine him walking and playing around the complex when he was not hard at work learning to respond to sounds. Thank you DFD and Good Sam for providing me with a wonderful, well loved companion!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you for the tour,, my volunteers appreciated learning about your facility. Have a great summer and please keep up the good work you are doing!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you very much for the tour of the facility. I believe this organization serves a great purpose. I hope that you can find ways to promote and expand to help both dogs and people. I recommend visiting if you are in the Medford, OR area.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I reallym enjoyed my experience here. The volunteers do amazing work, and I am so glad that DFD exists!
PS. cute dogs