Our Mission: To provide and promote a safe and healthy environment for dogs of recovering addicts and alcoholics
2020 Holiday Newsletter

Happy Holidays!

2020 has been a busy, challenging, and rewarding year for Dogs Matter. Of course the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, but it can be especially difficult for people with substance use disorders and mental health concerns. Dealing with the isolation and limited interaction with those we typically lean on can be overwhelming. As the rates of enrollment in treatment facilities continue to climb, so does the need to help the dog that suffers along with the addicted owner. And that's why Dogs Matter's services are needed now more than ever.

Dogs Matter is the only nonprofit organization in the country providing free, temporary foster care placement and supportive services specifically for dogs of those suffering from addiction that seek inpatient drug/alcohol treatment. Giving second chances and the opportunity to reunite our clients with their dogs is what we are all about.

Our 2020 Year in Review:

  • fostered more than 90 dogs via their owners or referrals
  • provided over 4,000 days/nights of foster care
  • reunited 85% of our clients with their dogs after successful treatment
  • foster applications – 53
  • surrender applications – 112
  • spayed and neutered 22 dogs
  • provided vaccinations and complete physicals for 36 dogs
  • continued to grow our Aftercare Program
  • and not a single dog had to be surrendered to a shelter
To our amazing foster families, friends, supporters, volunteers, followers, donors, and partners... THANK YOU!! 

It's because of your generous donations and support this year we were able to save more lives than ever before. Unfortunately, the incredible demand for Dogs Matter's services has caused us to turn away more dogs than ever before. Our team is constantly searching to partner with enough foster families to handle all our requests and to make do with our limited funds.

Please consider donating to our mission during this holiday season, or applying to become a foster, so we can continue to save more lives in 2021.
Thank you for your continued support of Dogs Matter!

Stephen Knight
Founder & Executive Director

Dogs Matter

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Happy Holidays from a few of our foster dogs in 2020.
Client Success Story: Meet Emily & Albie
"I’ve been sober for one year today (December 13, 2020). I didn’t think I’d ever be able to say that. It’s something I honestly had begun to believe was not possible for me. I’ve spent the last seven years trying to get sober, yet finding myself caught on a nonstop, nightmarish merry-go-round of relapse, rehab, and, if I was lucky, a couple months of sobriety outside of a locked treatment center..."   
Read Emily's Full Story

Click Here to watch a short video clip Emily recorded with her dog Albie this past Sunday on her 1-year sobriety birthday.
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Dogs Matter is a 501(c)(3) exempt nonprofit organization providing dog foster care
and rescue services in Dallas, TX. EIN 46-4027130.

Our mailing address is:
Dogs Matter
4347 W. Northwest Hwy.
Ste 130 #118
Dallas, TX 75220

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