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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

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer by walking dogs once a week. It's very rewarding and how I found our little Olive .
She has found her forever home.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love Dogs for the Deaf! Donate to this wonderful organization because my niece is deaf and I see how she could become isolated without these wonderful people and their rescue dogs!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic I am so much more wiser now and more appreciate it thank you so much for being here

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came out for a tour and general info on volunteering here. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, and all are so excited by the wonderful mission of this amazing organization! Kudos to them!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful tour today with Fernando. He answered all of our questions, and showed us the facility. We look forward to finding a career change dog that will be right for us!

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