About Us and Our Mission

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

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 and one who we can’t - and won’t leave behind: Our Dogs.

Until now, alcoholics and addicts seeking in-patient treatment facilities 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. We are the only non-profit agency to provide temporary foster care placement and supportive services specifically for addicts and alcoholics in recovery. We will take care of your best friend while you take care of yourself.