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DoggoneExpress, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that operates dog training programs throughout Louisiana.
Our DOGS are from local shelters that would otherwise be euthanized.
Our TRAINERS are inmates at correctional instutitions who provide daily written assessments of their dog’s journey and training progress.
Our ADOPTERS are Veterans, adults and children who suffer from PTSD, Depression, Autism, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), as well as deaf individuals.
Your DONATION is completely tax-deductible!
On average, service dogs can cost between $8,000–40,000, which isn’t affordable for most of us. Through The Big House to Your House, service companions are paired with candidates for an adoption fee of only $150. Please help us continue to operate by donating!
Saving Paws and Saving Souls
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DoggoneExpress has a very successful program in the State of Louisiana called "The Big House to Your House" that establishes dog training programs instituted in correctional facilities.
—DOGS with basic training have a better chance of being adopted, overcrowded shelters are relieved of occupants, euthanasia rates decrease.
—INMATES receive skills, purpose, self-esteem and training they can use upon release.
—VETERANS, adults and children who suffer from PTSD, depression, autism, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), as well as deaf individuals are able to afford a service dog—a life-saving solution in many cases.
Saving Paws and Saving Souls
There have been several news reports on our programs' impact on inmates, shelter dogs and their reciepients. You can read more about our organization, view news reports, articles, videos as well as read our success stories on our website: doggoneexpress.com
We operate solely on donations and with over 37 volunteers who make this happen each day. We use independent contractors to lead the training sessions in the prisons, and they work for $30.00 an hour.
With your help, we can continue to create success after success, and your donations are tax deductible!
Thanks to each and every one of you who choose to help us make a difference in this world by helping those who cannot help themselves. Whether they are on four or two feet, our mission remains: SAVING PAWS AND SAVING SOULS!
Please visit doggoneexpress.com for more information.
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We have a dire situation facing us at this time. We are very low on funds and facing a huge challenge in the immediate future. DOGGONEEXPRESS may have to shut down if we can not raise enough money to continue.
I am asking for small donations of $5 or $10 dollars.
We need to reach our goal by the end of April or we will have to shut down many, if not all, of our programs. We have worked so hard since 2012 to provide a way to save shelter dogs while providing assistance and service dogs to those individuals who need one and can not afford to pay $10,000 to $40,000 to have one.
$5 or $10 is not a lot of money but it makes a lot of difference to those we serve and help. It is important to note...100% of the money raised goes directly into the program. We have amazing volunteers who make this happen and NO ONE IS on a salary or compensation program. We don't have a marketing budget and rely on word of mouth and those who know what we do to in making a difference.
I will contact each and every one who donates and would like to announce we reached our goal in the near future. If not...I will have to announce we didn't get there and I will have to tell a lot of veterans and others who are waiting,,,,,, we can't help them.
I am praying each and everyone of you can see the light and have the heart to help us. Thank you and have a blessed day!
In honor of Daisy...I hope you do wonderful things for others! Thank you, Michelle S-Kemp!
Thankful for this wonderful organization and Mr.Bill, for all the wonderful things you are doing to help our veterans.