Welcome To Our Website

The mission of Extraordinary Dogs Inc. is to provide rescued “death row” dogs with the skills and training to help them become extraordinary canine friends for life to their adopted family.  We are a 501(c)(3) training and enrichment facility that focuses on the emotional intelligence and resilience of  all dogs, especially those who have been discarded.  We work exclusively with dogs rescued from high-kill facilities.

Sky's The Limit

“Every dog is extraordinary.  It only takes a wise and loving human to acknowledge and nurture this.”  —OHK

Dogs of Service

An important and critical component of our mission is to educate the public about canine ethology and emotional intelligence by showcasing the unique inherent talents of these dogs that we discover and nurture through our individualized training and enrichment  program.


All of our resident dogs are the survivors of high kill animal control facilities.  Unlike some service dog organization who breed and/or select very young puppies for their programs, we have proven that most shelter dogs are excellent candidates for service and therapy when trained with our methodology.


Each dog has a customized training plan that incorporates emotional intelligence (canine and human) and uses enrichment tools to increase resilience.  Our detailed “matching” program with follow-up training  guarantees successful placement . . . our adoption/placement success rate remains at 100% .

Education and Research

Our long-term focus is education of dog owners and the public.  Our staff studies and works with other ethologists and research organizations to improve canine teaching methodology and educate dog owners and the public about canine behavior and emotional health.

Canine Good Citizen

Before our dogs are certified for therapy or service, they must successfully pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen program.  We work with the AKC certified evaluator from K9 Mind and Heart LLC.

"Lucia's Playground"

Our successful and innovative training program centers around enrichment activities, play therapy, and relationship building.  Lucia’s Playground is our enrichment center, and is named after precious Lucia, the heart and soul of our organization.

Service and Therapy Dogs

It takes a minimum of 2 years of targeted training for a fully-trained service dog and a little less for therapy/ESA.  If you have special needs and require either assistance with the training of your own dog, or are interested in one of our candidates, contact us for help.

We invite you to join us on this incredible journey!


All of our resident dogs are “death row” survivors, and are in training for different jobs and various levels of service.  We have a bi-monthly “crowdfunder” to keep our dog food pantry well stocked.  Much thought and research went into our selection of dog food and our monthly bill is $1200 -$1500.  We would be so grateful if you would consider participating in a monthly giving program.  All donations are appreciated and are tax deductible.

“Every dog is extraordinary.  It only takes a wise and open heart to see it.”


Pet Partners

Lost Pet U.S.A.

"The Puppy Potpourri"


Our Facebook store of unique items, collectibles and vintage products, and some things “dog” will open in time for the holidays.  Our members will get first previews and first opportunities to buy!


Annual Photo Contest


Stay tuned for our photo contest that will launch at the end of this month. . . and the big announcement is that we’ve done aaway with the entry fee!

How to Join Us on Our Journey


For $5 a month, you can have access to all proprietary posts, including training videos.  Special coupons are issued to our members who participate in our monthly giving program.


Our two largest and recurring expenses are veterinary and our dog food fund.  We believe that good nutrition is important to the continued health and success of our dogs.  Any amount is greatly appreciated, and we invite you to become a VIP Member by  participating in our Monthly Giving Program.


Our dogs always appreciate little (and big!) gifts!  If you would like more personal involvement, you can choose one of the items from our wish lists and ship directly to us.  You can even choose the gift for a specific dog!


By choosing Extraordinary Dogs Inc as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile, or by selecting a product from our page recommendations, Amazon makes a donation to us on your behalf.


If you’re an avid EBAY shopper, you can select EXTRAORDINARY DOGS INC as your “favorite charity” or bid on items we list.  Our Facebook store will be listing many items.


We are a retailer of the Hartman & Rose dog collars, leads, and accessories.  All profits go directly to the care of our dogs.

Healthy and Happy Dogs!

Some of our dogs are available for adoption to approved homes.  All come with a set of skills and have either passed the Canine Good Citizen test or are currently in training.

Teaching vs Training

We teach our dogs by helping them to develop and use cognitive skills.  Our methods are based on the emotional intelligence and health of each dog.  All of our placements and adoptions include coaching sessions for each dog/owner team.

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Loving Lucia

Most of my memories of Lucia are written in my special, private journal . . . a place where Lucia and I have our conversations. It has been a big step in helping me heal my heart to some extent, at least enough to be able to function. If we’re wise enough to live in the moment with our pets, we have so many significant days. Cherish every minute they are willing to give you . . . they are gone from this plane of existence much too soon.

The Tip of the Iceberg

An important and critical component of our mission is to educate the public about canine ethology and emotional intelligence by showcasing the unique inherent talents of these dogs that we discover and nurture through our individualized training and enrichment program. Our program focuses on teaching every dog in our care to be a true partner and helpmate for their human.

A “Godwink” from Annie

Annie seemed to be asleep on the passenger side and the vet quietly opened the door. She came with the drugs and needle in hand. Annie lifted her head, looked at the vet and the needle, then stood up and moved away from the veterinarian and lay down close to me and faced her as if to say, “oh, no you don’t.”

A Song of Suzy

We have no right to impose our shortcomings, or our “lifestyle” on anyone else, and no right to squelch the joy and passion in another living being, human or non-human, because we think we know better, or disagree with their journey, or are in a bad mood. Yet we do this all the time to our children, parents, family, pets, friends. . . two of mine, supposedly well-meaning, which at this point I doubt, almost destroyed my joy, until Suzy made her way into my dreams.

At Her Own Pace

From all I’ve learned from dogs, they do not just simply walk away from a home where they are loved, and not return. Most of the impounded dogs listed as “strays” were actually taken by the owner and dumped somewhere far enough so that the dog cannot find the way home safely. And they remember that car ride.

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