A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Dog is Good for Good was founded by the award-winning dog lifestyle brand, Dog is Good.
The Foundation is devoted to the mission of “People Helping Dogs Help People” and will build awareness and provide grants to nonprofits whose missions embody the human-dog connection.
The Dog is Good for Good Foundation will focus on small and local nonprofits who understand the power of the human-dog bond. These include:
● Veterans – To reduce anxiety and restore independence
● Youth in Crisis – To build confidence, self-esteem, reduce depression and anxiety, and foster responsible pet ownership
● Elderly – To restore vitality and purpose while reducing isolation and loneliness
● Prison Detainees – To teach dog training skills while giving detainees goals and responsibilities for a path forward
“Our entire board is passionate about serving and helping people help dogs. Not only will we provide grants, but our national community of volunteers can support these nonprofits on a hyperlocal scale,” said Leslie Mait, president of Dog is Good for Good. “Through awareness, we can build funding for these programs where dogs have played an important role in providing inspiration, companionship and love.”
Dog is Good for Good has a near-term goal to touch the lives of 500 people and 500 dogs.