“Having grown up within modest means and a lifestyle of frugality, I’m fortunate now to be able to think about my legacy, when I’m no longer here. I have included Dogs for Better Lives in my estate plans, so that I can support their important work into perpetuity. You can never plan too early for this.”

T.J. Pappas

Medford, OREGON

Leaving a Legacy with Dogs for Better Lives

Naming Dogs for Better Lives as a beneficiary in your will, IRA, life insurance policy or other financial accounts can be a simple way to ensure the future stability and growth of the mission you care about. Your legacy will create a long-term impact in the lives of dogs and people with disabilities.

Planned gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities for our dogs in training and the clients that ultimately receive them. You’ll also become a member of our Guardian Society, a very special group of individuals who've demonstrated forethought and generosity to support our AMAZING dogs and clients, as part of their legacy.

Many DBL supporters choose to include a donation in their estate plans as a way to create long-term impact. When you make a donation to Dogs for Better Lives in your will or trust, you make the transformative power of bettering others' lives with dogs, part of your legacy. These commitments allow Dogs for Better Lives to acquire, train, and place Assistance Dogs — into the future.

And you will join a very special group of individuals who've demonstrated forethought and generosity to support local families as part of their legacy – the Guardian Society.

Contact us now, for more information on how you can make a difference.

Contact Wanda Cockey for more information

“We wanted our donation to be growing and sustaining, even if it’s not a tremendous amount.”

Don & Dorothy Seiwell


Life Changing

Together with the Guardian Society, you will be further connected, invested, and leaving a legacy, in the lives of those that have or are waiting to receive Assistance Dogs.

Leaving a Legacy

By planning now for the future, you are ensuring that your legacy will create an impactful difference in the future, supporting a nonprofit that you believe in.

Our Dogs

Our professionally trained dogs help people feel safe, confident, and secure. Dogs for Better Lives provides Hearing Assistance Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, and Facility Dogs to people at no cost.

“Dogs for Better Lives is not just dogs and it’s not just people—it’s the interaction between the two.”

Robert Garbacz

Columbus, OHIO