Testimonials

“Dogs Matter is a true blessing!”

THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart for all of the help! You guys are incredible! I was SO relieved when you reached out. I felt like you truly wanted to help, and went above and beyond to find Sammi a place to go. Dogs Matter is a true blessing!

— Leslie H.
“Dogs Matter not only took amazing care of Albie while I was in treatment, they also believed in me and believed that I could recover…”

Dogs Matter not only took amazing care of Albie while I was in treatment, they also believed in me and believed that I could recover, even though I really didn’t believe it myself. Being the dog mom that Albie deserves was enough motivation to get me through the first few months of recovery.

I’m just so grateful to have been given this chance, and I am so blessed to be able to use my experience to help others who are struggling just like I used to struggle. Thank you, Dogs Matter. I’ll be sure to do whatever I can to help others just like y’all helped me.

— Emily R.
“Dogs Matter is at the very top of my blessings list!”

Dogs Matter is at the very top of my blessings list! Without this organization, I don’t think I would have ever gone to treatment and gotten sober!

— Camille C.
“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, LCDC
Board Member, Dogs Matter
“Every single day I benefit from your assistance because I have my loving dog beside me.”

No words could ever appropriately express my gratitude. Every single day I benefit from your assistance because I have my loving dog beside me.

— Debra B.
“I am forever grateful to you for all your help!!!”

Thank you so much for setting this up so I could see PorkChop !!! Seeing him gives me more motivation to continue this new way of life, Clean and Sober ! ? I am forever grateful to you for all your help!!!

#dogsmatter #sobrietyrocks #dogsforrecovery

— Chas J.
“They were such an integral part in my journey towards a new, recovered life.”

I was finally ready to accept my truth and willing to begin an alcohol treatment program after decades of abuse, but what was I supposed to do with my two dogs for 60 days?!

Stephen and Dogs Matter found the perfect foster family and relieved me of the added stress and anxiety over the care of my dogs when I too needed my own care.

I’m extremely grateful to this organization and its amazing volunteers. They were such an integral part in my journey towards a new, recovered life.

— Taylor S.
“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.
“This organization saved me and my dog, Sebastian.”

At the end of my drinking and drugging, me and Sebastian were homeless living out of motels. I wanted to go to detox but I wouldn’t leave him behind. He even saved my life one time when I was overdosing on heroin — licking and pawing at my face every time I would go under bringing me back.

Dogs Matter got him fostered quickly by a house manager at a great sober living home. I went to detox immediately and when I got out that same sober living gave me and Sebastian a scholarship so we could get on our feet.

This organization saved me and my dog, Sebastian.

— John D.
“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
“Wonderful people and mission!”

These folks are doing something for dogs that no one else is, and it’s really important. Please support them!

— Jay G.