When people attend the biannual Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale, 20% of their entry ticket supports DBL.
Over three decades, the gate percentage has provided DBL with more than $11,000 in donations. Each show also has a 50/50 drawing, with half of the winnings going to DBL.
Carole Berry of Redding, California, inherited the connection to DBL when her business, Twin Bridges Antique Productions, took over promoting the southern Oregon show in 2008. She didn’t think twice about continuing the relationship, as she has always had a passion for people living with disabilities.
“It’s an honor to be able to help spread the word about the services of Dogs for Better Lives,” she says.
“About a thousand people attend each show, many coming from around the region and other states. Dogs for Better Lives has a table in the front and provides demonstrations. My sense is that seeing the dogs inspires people and generates a lot of enthusiasm.”
In working with DBL over the years, Carole says what impresses her most about the organization is the sincere,
lifelong commitment made to each dog in the program.
“Whether it is a shelter rescue, a puppy, a career change or a retired dog, they will get a credible family to adopt them and make sure they receive the right training for their skills,” she says. “I’ve always respected that Dogs for Better Lives gives dogs a purpose. Then they transform the lives of individuals, giving them independence and dignity.”
Recently, Carole passed on the promotion of the show to James Wesley Antiques but ensured the new promoters will continue to support DBL.
“So many organizations say they are doing good work, but Dogs for Better Lives is the real deal,” she says.
If you can travel to Medford, Oregon, and enjoy browsing for unique items, visit the Medford Armory Antiques & Vintage Sale. Learn more about the event here.
The next dates are:
• May 20-21, 2023*
• Oct. 14-15, 2023
Dogs for Better Lives will be on-site on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9 am – 2 pm. Be sure to check out our dog demonstration at around 10 am!