"I knew we both would be just fine..."

“I’d lost or left everyone and everything, when I got out of treatment and came home to my dog, Rusty, loving me unconditionally, I knew we both would be just fine...”

— Josh S.

"...there was no way I could leave Dixie"

“I knew I needed treatment and I wanted it too but there was no way I could leave Dixie so I kept putting it off, hating myself and getting deeper and deeper into my addiction...”

— Jason S.


"She just didn’t have anywhere else to turn."

“A friend I know relapsed and decided to go into inpatient treatment and asked me to take her dog, Jayde. She just didn’t have anywhere else to turn. It was right then that I knew I had to make Dogs Matter a reality...”
 
— Stephen Knight,
    Executive Director Dogs Matter

 

"Dogs Matter makes a difference for the client’s peace of mind."

“I work with addicts every day and many times the client leaves treatment because they are not certain their dog is in a safe environment or miss them too much. Dogs Matter makes a difference for the client’s peace of mind. They keep the dog connected while in treatment, including visitation...”
 
- Kimberly Cole,
  License Chemical Dependency Counselor
  Board Member Dogs Matter