Program Assistance Dogs go to work with and assist full-time professionals such as physicians, teachers, counselors and other licensed therapists in the treatment of and work with their clients and students with special needs. These dogs can provide a calming effect, allowing the professional to better serve or treat the clients. These dogs do not have public access except when accompanying the professionals and their clients in order to provide assistance to the clients.
How do I apply for a Program Assistance Dog?
You can download and print our Program Assistance Dog application packet by clicking HERE. Fill out the application completely and mail, along with your $50.00 application fee, to:
Dogs for the Deaf
10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, Oregon 97502
If you would like us to send you an application, please contact us using the webform below or call us at 1-800-990-3647.
Program Assistance Dog – PSA (Feb 2017)
Click HERE to read the Ashland Daily Tidings article about Program Assistance Dog Hilton’s work in the Inspire classroom.
Click HERE to read a Medford Mail Tribune article about how Program Assistance Dog Nelson helps out in the classroom.
A dog with a new lease on life is paying it forward by serving special needs students in Ashland, Oregon. It’s a new and unique teaching tool encouraging positive experiences in the classroom. Our PAWsome friend, NBC5’s Laura Cavanaugh, reports.
If you or someone you know works with people with disabilities or challenges and could benefit from the services of a Program Assistance Dog, or if you would like more information about this program, please submit the webform below or give us a call.