We’ve Gone to the Dogs

We’ve Gone to the Dogs

March 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Good Sam Club donates $191,036 to Dogs for the Deaf Dogs for the Deaf celebrated its 35th anniversary with great fanfare last year. To mark the milestone, the Good Sam Club contributed a generous $191,036 in 2012, including donations from individual members, regional chapters and the club itself. Thanking Good Sam Club for its many [...]

A Doggone Good Cause

A Doggone Good Cause

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Thirty-three years ago, the Good Sam Club lent its support to a fledgling nonprofit known as Dogs for the Deaf. Today, Dogs for the Deaf is recognized as North America’s oldest and largest Hearing Dog institution, providing trained dogs to people with a variety of challenges, from hearing loss to autism. Over the years, the Good Sam Club has played a big part in the success of Dogs for the Deaf, now celebrating its 35th year.

Dogs for the Deaf News: Teacher Receives 4-Legged Assistant

Dogs for the Deaf News: Teacher Receives 4-Legged Assistant

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dogs for the Deaf placed its first Program Assistance Dog with Janet Voorhies, a special education teacher in the Grizzly Peak Program at Ashland Middle School in Ashland, Oregon.  Janet currently teaches nine children with special needs, but class size and the needs of the children can change from year to year. Nelson, a two-year-old [...]

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently, Oregon’s Trail Dusters Good Sam chapter sponsored the placement of a companion dog named Cinci with a 79-year-old Crescent City, California, woman who lives on her own and has difficulty walking. Cinci is what’s known as a Miracle Mutt, a dog that has been rescued from a shelter and trained to give companionship, motivation [...]

Dogs for the Deaf Accepting Applications

Dogs for the Deaf Accepting Applications

March 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you know: a family with an autistic child? a professional (counselor, physician, therapist, courtroom advocate) who works with   patients/clients with autism, stroke, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, or other challenges or disabilities? someone with significant hearing loss? someone who has depression, anxiety/panic attacks, severe arthritis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the effects of a [...]