Media Kit

Founded in 1977, Dogs for the Deaf, Inc is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization whose mission is to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives while maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs they rescue or breed and the people they serve.  Dogs for the Deaf is accredited through Assistance Dogs International.  To learn more about our history, please visit our About Us section.

Dogs for the Deaf places dogs in three areas, including: Hearing Assistance Dogs, Program Assistance Dogs, and Autism Assistance Dogs.  Both Hearing and Medford Mail TribuneProgram dogs are placed nationally as well, and you can learn more about their placements by looking at the Impact Map.  The Autism Assistance Dog program is currently still in the beta phase, and placements are only happening locally in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.  Over the next several years, we anticipate growing the program, to place across Oregon, then the west coast, and eventually across the United States.

Dogs for the Deaf has received several prestigious awards and honors in 2016, including: Oregon Business’ 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon, America’s Best Charities, 4-star rating with Charity Navigator, and acknowledged as a Great Charity by Great Nonprofits.

As a nonprofit organization, Dogs for the Deaf is completely funded by private donations and in-kind support from individuals, foundations, and businesses, both regionally and nationally.  To learn more about ways you can financially support Dogs for the Deaf’s important work, visit our Support Us section.

Several qualities differentiate Dogs for the Deaf from other similar nonprofit service/assistance dog organizations, including:

  • We rescue and professionally train dogs to be Hearing and Program Assistance Dogs.
  • Our professional training staff go to the client and spend a week with them, while placing the assistance dog.  The client is not required to come to us.
  • Other than the $50 application fee, there is no cost to the client.  However, they are required to make a Good Faith Deposit of $500 when receiving an assistance dog, which is returned to them once they have had their dog 12-months.
  • At this time, we receive no federal funding to support our programs and organization.

For general questions, please visit our FAQ page here.  If your general questions are not answered there, please email us here.

Before using Dogs for the Deaf’s logo, any of our photos, and/or organizational electronic or hard copy materials, we request that you email us here, and receive permission.


For a list of recent press releases placed in the local and national media by Dogs for the Deaf, please visit our Press Room here.

Click on below images, to enlarge each.


Grants Pass Daily Courier      AARP Magazine     Medford International Airport          Hearing Loss of America Magazine

Click on below photo covers, to read and/or print each brochure in entirety, in PDF format.


For general media inquiries, please contact Dogs for the Deaf’s Development Director or President & CEO at this email.


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