Doggone Safe

Doggone Safe is a 501(c)3 registered non profit in the United States. Doggone Safe has members and "Be a Tree" Presenters in more than 30 countries. Here at Doggone Safe we are dedicated to dog bite prevention through education and awareness. Our mission is to promote education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs and to provide support for dog bite victims.



Doggone Safe Mission and Mandate

Doggone Safe! Mission Statement

To promote education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased child safety around dogs and to provide support for dog bite victims.

Many of these originate from a Coroner's Jury Recommendations into the mauling death eight year-old Courtney Trempe in 1998 by a neighbour's dog.  Download the jury recommendations

Doggone Safe! Mandate

  • to provide low-cost educational materials for use in schools

  • to provide low-cost educational materials for use by community health departments

  • to provide educational materials to veterinarians for office display

  • to provide educational materials to family physicians for office display

  • to provide information and resources on raising puppies and training dogs in ways that do not promote aggression

  • to provide information and resources for parents and expectant parents with dogs

  • to provide information and resources for professionals who must visit or enter the homes of people with dogs during the course of their job

  • to promote the need for trauma counseling for dog bite victims and to provide victim support services





Dogs are amazing animals. They love us unconditionally. They protect our homes. They find lost children. They fetch the newspaper. They swim. They lie by the fire. They pull sleds in the snow. They predict seizures and sniff out cancer cells. They lead the blind. They hear for the deaf. They comfort the elderly. They leap from helicopters to rescue the drowning. They roll in dead stuff. They chase the cat. They dig up the garden. They die for us in war time. They sniff out drugs and bombs. They pull wheelchairs. They race agility courses. They steal the remote. They warm our feet and our hearts

Despite 12,000 years of living with dogs, they remain largely misunderstood by humans.

When a dog bites we interpret this in human terms. In most cases the bite is a normal dog behavior. The dog that bites is not necessarily a mean dog or a bad dog - he is just a dog. To prevent dog bites we need to understand what motivates the dog to bite and reduce risk through modification of both human and dog behavior.




Management Team

President

 Joan Orr
 joanorr@doggonesafe.com
 
Vice President
US Operations


 
Kerry
Potter-Kotecki
 
rockgym@aol.com
 
Vice President
Education US



 Jennifer
Shryock
 
jen@familypaws.com

Vice President
Education
Canada


 
Teresa Lewin
 
safek9milton@live.ca
 
Vice President
Marketing



 Lynn Townley

cooketowne@sympatico.ca
 



Doggone Safe is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  9122 Kenton Rd, Wesley Chapel FL 33545 USA

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