Dogs for the Deaf rescue and professionally train dogs to assist people and enhance their lives. We maintain a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue and all teams we serve.
Dogs for the Deaf has a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the IRS. All gifts are tax deductible according to current laws. Donations of all sizes are welcome and help provide specially trained dogs for those who need them. No tax dollars support our program. Individuals or groups may sponsor the placement of a specially trained dog for $5,000. The program's investment per Hearing Dog is approximately $25,000. This includes the selection of the dog, veterinary care, training, placement, and follow up for the life of the team. All Dogs are placed free of charge.
Dogs for the Deaf (DFD) was founded in 1977 by the late Roy G. Kabat, a long-time Hollywood and circus animal trainer who raised animals for motion pictures and television shows including "Dr. Doolittle" and "Born Free." His daughter, Robin Dickson, is his successor and the CEO/President of Dogs for the Deaf.
Adopting a friend
There is one application for Miracle Mutts (Special Dogs for Special People), Harmony's Hounds (Dogs with Special Needs), and Career Change Dogs (Wonderful Dogs that make loving pets and companions.) For more information, call our Adoption Coordinator at (541) 826-9220 or email.
Click here to download and print an ADOPTION APPLICATION in PDF format.
Please print out and complete all sections of this form and mail it to:
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502
Or print out this form and fax it to:
Miracle Mutts (Special Dogs for Special People): Miracle Mutts (Special Dogs for Special People) are special furry friends who provide companionship, motivation, and emotional support to people who need a helping paw. These dogs help with depression and loneliness; they provide a reason to get up in the morning and motivation to exercise; and they generally make life more worth living. These are not assistance dogs. They do not perform specialized tasks.
Harmony's Hounds (Dogs with Special Needs): Harmony's Hounds (Dogs with Special Needs) are dogs who have a special physical or emotional need and are looking for someone willing to provide a stable, loving home and any special care they might need with things like on-going medical concerns, old age, anxiety issues, allergies, and seizures. In the right, special environment, these dogs can thrive and provide lots of love.
Career Change Dogs:
Wonderful dogs that make loving pets and companions.
Dogs for the Deaf 10175 Wheeler Rd