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Why Work at DBL?

At Dogs for Better Lives we believe it’s an honor to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and we’re impassioned with what we do.

Operating as a team, we put the mission above the individual, trusting in one another to break through challenges and obstacles to maintain our mission of bettering lives by matching people with the amazing dogs we train.

We are proud to be one of Oregon Business’ “Top 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon”, so if you think you have what it takes to join our growing Assistance Dog training and placement organization, check out our current openings!



  • Growth opportunities
  • Generous vacation & flex benefits
  • Mission driven coworkers
  • Amazing client projects
  • Full benefit packages
  • Awesome work culture
  • Outdoor lover’s paradise
  • Cute dogs everywhere, including your office!

Why Our Employees Love Working at DBL

Corporate and Foundation Grants Associate

I feel pretty lucky to have found myself at DBL. I love knowing that I am playing a part in helping people to live more independent and fulfilling lives. The benefits are great (hooray for health insurance!) and the workplace culture is so supportive. But the best part? Free doggy kisses! (Since 2018)

Operations Manager
As a service-oriented company, our biggest assets are our people and dogs. From the very beginning, it has been DBL’s endeavor to create a national nonprofit that adds value to every employee, dog, and client we serve. DBL is a place where individuals come in at different levels with different skill sets, aspirations and attitudes. While here, they learn to think independently, be creative, and to push themselves out of their comfort zone. This is a company that adds significant value to each employee and helps each individual reach his/her highest potential. (Since 2012)
Adoption & Foster Program
Dogs for Better Lives is a wonderful organization to work for.  They encourage improvement and growth and provide the tools and support to help make it happen

What I enjoy most about working for Dogs for Better Lives is being a part of helping people.  The amazing, positive difference the work we do makes in our client’s lives is priceless. (Since 2004)

Client Services Field Representative
I love working at Dogs for Better Lives because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to our mission of helping to better the lives of those with disabilities and shelter dogs.  Living so far from my home town is challenging at times; but having the support of my DBL family makes it easier.  It is such a fun and positive atmosphere to work in, and I genuinely want to go to work every day and do the best I can. (Since 2012)

Career Opportunities

Program Director
Central Point, OR 97502