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Step Up for Service Dogs

with WoofTrax

How to Join the Challenge

Help us train and place more Service Dogs nationwide!

Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives while maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue or breed and the people we serve.

On April 26th, Dogs for Better Lives will officially open our Northeast Training Campus in Falmouth, MA. The new facility will help us train and place more dogs, helping more people in need across the United States.

As part of DBL’s Vision and strategic plan, growth and expansion are critical to acquiring, professionally training, and placing more Assistance Dogs across the country. You can help us by making a donation today. 100% of your gift goes toward programmatic expenses.

How Do You SPOT a True Assistance Dog?

What an Assistance Dog Looks Like:

  • Walking next to their person
  • Sitting quietly under a table
  • Ignoring other dogs
  • Focusing on their person
  • Well groomed and clean

What an Impawster Dog Looks Like:

  • Barking at other dogs
  • Sitting in a stroller or cart
  • Pulling on their leash
  • Eating from a table
  • Aggressive behavior

Don’t just take your dog for a walk…

Take your walk for Dogs for Better Lives!

In partnership with WoofTraxSM and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc, you can turn your daily walks with your pup into life-saving donations for Dogs for Better Lives!

Walk with the WoofTraxSM app between April 15 through July 15, 2022 and for each of your walks, 10 cents will be donated to Dogs for Better Lives to support the care and training of accredited service dogs. Maximum total donation is $10,000. These donations are made possible by our sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc.


The WoofTrax app is a free smartphone app that lets you support your favorite animal organization—like Dogs for Better Lives —just by walking your dog! Supporters of DBL regularly Walk for a Dog, turning on the app every time they take their dog for a walk.

When you download and set up the WoofTrax app, select us (Oregon, Dogs for Better Lives) as your animal charity, and make sure you join the Step Up for Service Dogs challenge to benefit Dogs for Better Lives. It’s just that easy!

$10,000 donation courtesy of Boehringer Animal Health USA Inc.

WoofTrax creates fundraising opportunities for shelters and rescues while encouraging dogs and their humans to exercise together regularly.

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