Dog Fostering & Supportive Services for Alcoholics and Addicts Seeking Treatment

“To provide and promote a safe and healthy environment for dogs of recovering addicts and alcoholics.”

When an addict or alcoholic makes the brave decision to get help, we’re here to help too.

Dogs Matter is the only nonprofit organization providing free, temporary foster care placement and supportive services specifically for dogs of addicts and alcoholics seeking substance abuse treatment and transitioning into recovery. Our primary purpose is ensuring the welfare of the dog and their owner — reuniting them once our client has successfully completed treatment and is ready to be a healthy and responsible dog owner again.

Several research studies have been conducted showing evidence of how a companion animal or pet can help a person manage their mental health, which goes hand in hand with addiction. Dogs specifically can help to reduce loneliness, create social opportunities, lower blood pressure, and provide a sense of purpose in a seemingly hopeless situation. Our 12-month Aftercare Program helps to ensure our clients and their dogs remain together in a safe and healthy environment while staying clean and sober.

We understand the great need that exists for Our Services in the local recovery community, not just here in Dallas but all over the country for those willing to seek treatment.  We currently serve the state of Texas and surrounding areas.  Our goal is to be able to have our program become a national model to help those seeking treatment and need a healthy place for their dog.

Please Contact Us if you, a loved one, or someone you know is considering an addiction treatment program and/or a sober living environment requiring help with a dog while away.

We take care of your best friend while you take care of yourself.

Our Services

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Dogs Matter provides foster care and supportive services to help you and your loved ones while in recovery.

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We have remarkable and memorable stories of recovery and touching reunions we want to share with you. 

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Contact us for information on becoming a partner, volunteer opportunities, or general inquiries.