Doggone Safe

Rating: 4.79 stars   68 reviews

Issues: Animals, Disaster Aid

Location: 7 Rose Hill Rd Suffern NY 10901 USA

Mission: Dog bite prevention through education and dog bite victim support.
Results: Our members have educated over 500,000 children using the Be a Tree seminar program for school children. We have distributed over 1,000,000 postcards and bookmarks that teach children how to be safe around dogs.
Target demographics: Children and families who own dogs or encounter other people's dogs.
Geographic areas served: All
Programs: Be a Tree dog bite prevention program for school children
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-3285980
877-350-3232
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I'm with a beagle rescue and include information from Doggone Safe with all of the packages that I share with new foster and adopting families and encourage families to visit their website.

I am passionate about dog bite prevention. It not only saves children the trauma of being bitten but ultimately saves the lives of the dogs too. As far as I can see it dog bite prevention education is a win-win situation. Personally I would like to see dog bite prevention added to the cirriculum of all elementary schools and brochures made available in emergency departments of all hospitals.

I can't say enough good things about Doggone Safe. All of their information is well written and easy to read; not too technical. Graphics are great. A fun learning experience for children. Love the colouring pages and puzzle pages. I can't think of anything that I would change. Keep up the excellent work.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Doggone Safe is great! There are resources to help teach kids how to interact with kids. They teach kids how to be safe around dogs so they don't get bitten. And they provide resources to teach all of this i schools and clubs too.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Doggone Safe is a valuable resource. It's simplicity is it's beauty - any child can learn to Be A Tree - such a simple excercise to save so much grief. The board game Doggone Crazy is also a great way for both children and adults to learn about proper behaviour around both known and unknown dogs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching children to Be A Tree

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing

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Rating: 4 stars  

Doggoone safe provides very vital information to help educate children on dog body language and they provide great tools for parents, teachers and trainers. The information they provide could very well save children from getting seriously hurt. Children need to know what a dog's body language is sayying and when to leave a dog be.

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I use Doggone Safe's body langaugae postcards to give to children when i am discussing dog body language in my training.

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I wouldn't make any changes, i think they are doing an incredible job.

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Likely

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year [2010] I took the ‘Basic Dog Body Language’ course via ‘Doggone Safe’. I decided to take the course because I have a real passion for dogs and love to educate myself as much as I can about dogs. I was pleasantly surprised of the information this course had covered and its presentation of material. After successfully completing the course I am now able to read dogs’ body language so much better than before. I personally feel they covered all areas to keep yourself, family members, etc. as well as other pets and animals safe. I greatly recommend everyone who has any contact with dogs take this course, as it is extremely feasible and you will acquire a lot of information when it comes to Predicting, Preventing, Protecting a dog bite!
Furthermore there is a great deal of valuable material to purchase or download at no cost on their website that is unambiguously geared towards avoiding dog bites.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my home with my dogs and chidlren and adults

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing...

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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