Our Mission

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

Image of Stephen Knight, Founder of Dogs Matter

Addiction strips away everything. One by one, all those who love us have no choice but to leave. But there is often one who stays with us unconditionally. One who loves us when we can’t love ourselves; one we can’t—and won’t—leave behind. Our beloved dogs.

Until now, alcoholics and addicts seeking in-patient treatment have had limited options regarding the care of their pets. In many cases either they place them in an unhealthy environment or surrender them to a shelter.

Dogs Matter offers a different choice. Founded in 2014 by Stephen Knight, we are the only nonprofit organization providing temporary foster care placement and supportive services specifically for addicts and alcoholics seeking treatment and transitioning into recovery. Dogs Matter understands 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 for their substance use disorder.

We will take care of your best friend while you take care of yourself!