Partnerships & Memberships
We turn to trusted and proven organizations help us learn more and improve our skills to handle dogs. Deafinitely Dogs! also joins with corporate and community partners to carry out our goals as a team.
Know that our dogs are trained at an organization with people who are qualified and educated. You can rely on our staff, who are educated in dog training and non-profit management, including the following certifications.
Professional Dog Trainer Certification
Our lead trainer is a certified professional dog trainer recognized by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). You can trust that our service dogs are trained and cared for by a team led by a professional that has passed testing by a reputable organization.
Nonprofit Management Certification
Our treasurer attained a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Iowa State University. Deafinitely Dogs! uses this education to grow larger and stronger as a nonprofit organization.
Our memberships with independent organizations show our commitment to learning more about dog training and staying transparent as an organization. Memberships that our organization and/or members are a part of the following.
Animal Assistance Intervention International
Deafinitely Dogs! is a member of Animal Assistance Intervention International (AAII). This means our staff has committed to learn more about animal-assisted interventions, including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted education.
Association for Professional Dog Trainers
Our lead trainer is a member of Association for Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). This shows that our organization stays up-to date with the latest techniques, advice, and industry news.
GuideStar Bronze-Level Participant
GuideStar Bronze-Level shows that Deafinitely Dogs! is committed to transparency. Our organization shares basic information with the public and our donors, including our address, the name, and email of an employee contact, mission statement, geographic area served, and the names of our organization’s leader and board chair.
Deafinitely Dogs! partners with corporations for funding and support. Corporations that have donated finances or services to our organization include:
- Edgewood Animal Hospital
- Frey Animal Hospital
- Quaker Oats Company
- Tanager Place
- Warrior Memorial Ride
Deafinitely Dogs! partners with community organizations, including:
- Bold Lead Designs
- Community of Artists and Veterans (CAV)
- Corridor Therapy Dogs
- Critter Crusaders
- Healing on the Fly
- Helping Heroes
- Lifeline Pilots
- Mount Mercy University
- Ruby Valley Doodles
- Co-Founder Lorette was a guest on Dogs in the News (2019)