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Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

Dogs for Better Lives

Rescuing dogs - enhancing lives

four stars

95.67

10175 Wheeler Road Central Point, OR 97502
tel: (800) 990-3647   Web Site
EIN: 93-0681311

Board Leadership
Ron Holzkamp
Board Chair

CEO
Ron Holzkamp
Interim President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.67 four stars
  Financial 93.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1977, Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf) is a national non-profit organization that rescues, trains and places dogs with people who have different disabilities and needs throughout the United States. Hearing Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Program Assistance Dogs (dogs that work with teachers, counselors, and physicians), and Career Change Dogs are free to clients after a $50 application fee and refundable deposit.

Out of town visitors and local residents can visit and learn more about Dogs for Better Lives by taking a free tour of the facility weekdays at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. The address is 10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, Ore., 97502. For more information visit www.dogsforbetterlives.org or call 1-800-990-DOGS (3647).

Established in 1977, Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf) is a national non-profit organization that rescues, trains and places dogs with people who have different disabilities and needs throughout the United States. Hearing Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, Program Assistance Dogs (dogs that work with teachers, counselors, and physicians), and Career Change Dogs are free to clients after a $50 application fee and refundable deposit.

Out of town visitors and local residents can visit and learn more about Dogs for Better Lives by taking a free tour of the facility weekdays at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. The address is 10175 Wheeler Road, Central Point, Ore., 97502. For more information visit www.dogsforbetterlives.org or call 1-800-990-DOGS (3647).

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Financial

four stars

93.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.00
  Program Expenses Growth 9.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dogs for Better Lives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dogs for Better Lives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 95.67 four stars
Canine Companions for Independence (CA) 88.11 three stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 95.32 four stars
The Gentle Barn (CA) 87.89 three stars
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers (MA) 87.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,483,269
   Federated Campaigns $38,221
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,525,740
   Program Service Revenue $1,909
Total Primary Revenue $2,527,649
   Other Revenue $641,155
TOTAL REVENUE $3,168,804
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,564,479
   Administrative Expenses $212,313
   Fundraising Expenses $387,248
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,164,040
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,764
   
Net Assets $17,525,848

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Rescuing, Training, & Placing Assistance Dogs $1,707,192 66.6%
Education about Assistance Dogs $857,287 33.4%

Ratings History
Dogs for Better Lives has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 05/01/2018 95.67 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2017 93.78 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 94.61 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 95.32 four stars
2014-06 02/01/2015 90.94 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.42 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 88.73 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 89.59 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.12 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 03/01/2011 80.37 three stars
2009-06 05/01/2010 75.99 two stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 94.39 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 98.02 four stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 99.10 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 96.21 four stars
2004-06 02/01/2005 96.12 four stars
2003-06 02/01/2004 73.31 two stars
2002-06 02/05/2003 79.24 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 96.11 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-0681311
Name in IRS Master File DOGS FOR THE DEAF INC
NTEE Code D63
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (199) Other scientific research activities
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,584 4.28% Blake Matray President/CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 95.67 four stars
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (CT) 96.74 four stars
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (OR) 86.84 three stars
ECAD, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (CT) 91.16 four stars
Southeastern Guide Dogs (FL) 95.32 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Dogs for Better Lives
10175 Wheeler Road
Central Point, OR 97502
tel: (800) 990-3647
fax: (541) 826-6696
TTY: (541) 826-9220
EIN: 93-0681311

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Board Leadership

Ron Holzkamp
Board Chair

CEO

Ron Holzkamp
Interim President and CEO

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