Funders' Report
Summer 2019
Summer is in full swing here at Dogs for Better Lives! Wildflowers blanket the hills behind the training facility and future Assistance Dogs are busy learning all the skills they'll need to help their new partners lead safer and more independent lives. Here's just a few things happening around the campus...
All Dogs Now Placed at NO Charge to Clients!
At DBL, we’ve always been committed to providing Assistance Dogs to those who need them most, regardless of income level or ability to pay. Historically, we’ve required a one-time $50 application fee and a $500 deposit, returned after one year of successful placement. This is in stark contrast to many programs that charge $17,000 to $30,000 for Assistance Dogs or require their clients to fundraise for the cost of the dog. We’re excited to announce that as of April 2019, we have eliminated the application fee and deposit. That’s right! All DBL Assistance Dogs are now placed at zero cost to clients . This was made possible only through the support of our individual, corporate, and foundation sponsors.  
Our New & Improved Website
The DBL website has been completely updated! It's now easier than ever to navigate and more intuitive for clients, volunteers, and donors.

Please visit to check it out. You'll find FAQs, heartwarming success stories, application forms, information on how to donate or volunteer, and much more!
In the Spotlight...
Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does
The Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does (BPO Does) is a national organization dedicated to patriotism, charity, loyalty, and love. In June, hundreds of Does gathered in Oklahoma City for their annual convention. We were thrilled to be in attendance (along with Demo Dog Faustine), meeting many of the women who have supported DBL over the years and letting them know just what an impact they're making on the lives of children with autism and adults with hearing loss. The Does presented DBL with a check for $15,000 to support our Autism Assistance Program, bringing their total giving to more than $500,000! A big thanks to the BPO Does from everyone here at Dogs for Better Lives.
Wanted: Superstar Board Members
Are you passionate about our mission and looking for ways to make an impact? We want to hear from you! DBL is growing and diversifying our national board of directors. We're searching for go-getters with legal, marketing, commercial real estate, and technology backgrounds. Keva (pictured right with Jack and Russell) recently joined the board and we're thrilled to have her marketing expertise and passion for creating positive change. Think you've got what it takes? Give us a call at (541) 826-9220.
Annual Report
DBL issued the 2018 Annual Report in January 2019.
Did you get a copy?
If not, you can download it HERE.
As a valued foundation partner, we want to keep you up-to-date on all the latest news and events. If you'd like more information about these topics or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me, Mary Rosebrook, at or (541) 423-8385. I always look forward to chatting with our supporters.