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Dogs for the Deaf

Last Update:9/15/2017
Contact:
Title:
Address:10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502
County:Nationwide
Phone:
Toll Free:(800) 990-3647
Fax:
TDY:(541) 826-9220
E-Mail:
Website:www.dogsforthedeaf.org
Mission
Dogs for the Deaf's 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.
Program Description
Dogs for the Deaf rescues and breeds dogs for our programs from animal shelters throughout the western United States. After professional training at our southern Oregon facility, the dogs are placed with...
  • People with a variety of disabilities and challenges including: hearing loss, deafness, and children on the autism spectrum.
  • Professionals (teachers, physicians, counselors, legal advocates, and caregivers) who work with people with various disabilities and challenges.
We place our dogs with qualified clients throughout the United States.

This agency offers four different types of dogs for placement:
  • Hearing Dogs (are trained to alert adults to household sounds that are necessary for everyday safety and independence) Placed nationwide.
  • Autism Assistance Dogs are trained to enhance the safety of children across the autism spectrum. The dog often has a calming effect on the child and may increase the child’s willingness and ability to communicate. Autism Assistance Dogs can also help improve the child’s social skills and reduce behaviors common to children on the autism spectrum. Placed southern and central Oregon.
  • Program Assistance Dogs (go to work with and assist professionals such as physicians, teachers, counselors, and court room advocates) Placed nationwide.
Financial
Dogs for the Deaf is a 501(3) non-profit agency. All gifts are fully tax deductible within state and federal laws.
Services
Autism/PDD
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Service Animals
Counties Serviced
Nationwide
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