Dogs for Better Lives

Data Provided By
United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1 United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1 - UWLC
General Information
Description of ProgramRescues dogs from animal shelters and professionally trains them to help people and enhance lives. Dogs for Better Lives (DBL) has two different adoption programs that are provided free of charge:
- Hearing Dogs are trained to alert people to household sounds that are necessary for everyday safety and independence.
- Facility Dogs go to work with and assist professionals such as physicians, teachers, and counselors, occupational and physical therapist who work 20 or more hours a week with the clients they serve.
LocationOut of State
Geographic AreaNationwide, Statewide
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall or email to receive an application.
Intake RequirementsApplicants for Hearing Dogs will need to provide the following:
- Application
- Audiogram (no older than 2 years)
- Letter of reference from nonfamily member
- HIPPA form
- Physician's assessment

Applicants for Facility Dogs will need to provide the following:
- Application
- Letter of reference from nonfamily member
- Employer Authorization
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, American Sign Language
EligibilityApplicants for Hearing Dogs must:
- Be 18 or older
- Live in the continental US
- Have hearing loss
- Have no other dogs in the household
- Fenced area preferred

Applicants for Facility Dogs must
- Be a licensed teacher working with IEP students, licensed therapist, or doctor that works 20 hours minimum per week with clients
- Fenced area preferred
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (PST)
Contact Information
Contact's Phone(541) 826-9220
Physical Site Address 110175 Wheeler Rd
Physical Site City, State, ZipCentral Point, OR 97502
Main Phone(541) 826-9220
Hotline Phone1-800-990-3647 (Toll-Free Outside of Oregon)
TDD Phone(541) 826-9220 (TTY)
Fax(541) 826-6696
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Dogs for Better Lives
This Program: Dogs for Better Lives
Affiliated Services: Service Dogs for Hearing Impaired Individuals - Dogs for Better Lives
Service Dogs for Professionals - Dogs for Better Lives