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Dogs for the Deaf

Good Sam chapters give a favorite charity a leg up

RVers love their pets, and Good Sam members are no exception. So it’s no surprise that the club has gone all out to support Oregon’s Dogs for the Deaf for the past 35 years. North America’s oldest and largest Hearing Dog institution, Dogs for the Deaf saves dogs from shelters and trains them to help people with physical and emotional challenges.

Good Sam chapters host events from raffles to recycling drives, collecting millions of dollars for Dogs for the Deaf since 1980. In appreciation, each year Dogs for the Deaf recognizes Good Sam chapters that raise more than $1,000. Eighteen chapters (listed below) received the 2014 Happy Tails award, including Fairbanks, Alaska’s Tundra Rollers, which raised more money for Dogs for the Deaf than any other chapter last year.

Likewise, Dogs for the Deaf confers Top Dog honors on each year’s highest contributing states (also listed below). A number of chapters from 2014’s top states visited the nonprofit organization’s Central Point, Oregon, headquarters to tour the training facility and deliver donations in person.

Read more about Dogs for the Deaf at dogsforthedeaf.org/good-sam-club.

2014 Top Dog Awards
1.Oregon 2. Washington 3. Southern California 4. Idaho 5. Northern California

2014 Happy Tails Awards
Tundra Rollers, Alaska
Happy Hobos, Northern California
Sam’s Radio Hams, Southern California
Good Sam Seahorses, Florida
Norwega Sams, Georgia
Caldwell Ramblers, Idaho
Kaveman Travelers, Idaho
Prairie State Sams, Illinois
Logan Valley Sams, Nebraska
Trail Dusters, Oregon
Clackamas Campers, Oregon
Polk About Sams, Oregon
Blue Mountain Good Sams, Oregon
Blue Mountains Sams, Pennsylvania
Foxchase Sams, Virginia
Three Rivers Sams, Washington
Canyon Sams, Washington
Skagit Sams, Washington