FALMOUTH, MA – On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Northeast Campus of Dogs for Better Lives (DBL) will officially be open to the public. At 1pm EDT, members of the DBL Board and Staff will join the community for a ribbon cutting event with the Cape Cod and Falmouth Chambers of Commerce. Members of the community are welcome to attend the event where they can tour the fully renovated facility, meet DBL puppies-in-training, and speak with staff. The event will be streamed live and recorded for those who wish to attend virtually.
The facility will operate as a boarding and dog daycare facility for the public and will also offer training and kennel space for our Assistance Dogs-in-Training. Watch a virtual tour of the facility here.
In 2020, DBL’s Vision and four-year strategic plan focused on the growth and expansion needed to acquire and professionally train more Assistance Dogs across the United States. The new Northeast campus will make it possible to provide more Assistance Dogs to people in need across the eastern U.S., without relying on costly cross-country transportation from our west coast campus.
“This is an exciting milestone for Dogs for Better Lives. The demand for Assistance Dogs is greater than ever, and our new Northeast campus will help us place more dogs, in the northeast and across the nation. The high-quality facility we’re unveiling today is a true testament to the tireless work of our staff,” said CEO Bryan Williams.
The Falmouth facility was purchased in May of 2021 and was briefly open to the public before closing for the fall and winter months for a full renovation. Thanks to donor support, kennels have been renovated, higher-quality flooring has been installed, and the outside exercise yards were upgraded to bring the facility into the modern era, providing a safe and clean space for all dogs on-site.
“We can’t wait to welcome Assistance Dogs-in-Training to our new campus soon,” stated Executive Director – Northeast Region, Sarah McCracken. “We’ve come a long way with renovations and building connections in the community. To support this next phase, we’re eager to recruit more puppy raisers in the Northeast.”
DBL is looking for puppy raisers and breeder caretakers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to continue to build the volunteer network necessary to train and place more dogs. To learn more about ways to support DBL and/or become a Puppy Raiser, visit our website’s “Get Involved” section at dogsforbetterlives.org/get-involved.
“We’re thrilled to be officially opening our doors of our new training campus to the Cape Cod community,” stated Board Chairman, David Hollingsworth. “With today’s opening of our training campus and boarding facility, our strategic plan for expansion takes another major step forward,” stated Board Chairman, David Hollingsworth.