Yes, projectDOG is a non-profit charity (Tax ID number 46-1525095) established in the United States under the US IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), and, for that reason, direct donations from persons or entities located in the United States may benefit from tax deductible status. Donations for services (DNA tests) are not tax deductible, however, your funds are still applied towards advancing research.
Absolutely. Your confidentiality is paramount at projectDOG. We cannot advance our research mission without maintaining confidentiality. Samples are barcoded once received by the laboratory and only pertinent information to the sample is shared with select researchers. Test results will only released to the person whom requested the DNA kit and submitted the sample. Results can only be accessed through secure online login.
To include additional information about your dog, simply log in to myDOG from the top menu to access your account. In myDOG you can include details about your dog, upload images, and view or download test results.
Yes, thank you. Donations are always appreciated. projecdog is in a unique position to impact canine genetics and genomics with direct funding to community driven research projects, 100 percent of donations are used to advance the mission of projectDOG, no excessive indirects or administrative costs are leveraged.
projectDOG results are available online on our secure server. You will be notified by email when your results are ready to be viewed. You may also have an option to download a PDF of your results, if desired.
You may request a DNA kit online at projectdog.org https://projectdog.org/, or if you do not have access to a computer, you may also call projectDOG for assistance to make your request at 510.900.3899.
DNA samples will be 'batched' when received. When the requisite number is received, the test will be performed. The more tests received, the more quickly the results will be produced. projectDOG anticipates an average turn around time of 10 working days for DNA results but encourage everyone to test their dogs - more tests received will expedite results for all participants.
We send out an email notification to you when the order is placed, we've sent the kits out, we've received the kits from you and when your results are in. If you have not received any notification from us for these events, you should first check your spam folder to verify that they were not marked as spam. If you see nothing in your spam folder you may contact us at email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to get to the bottom of things.
Yes. projectDOG uses a secure server and a credit card service that does not store any credit card information on our local servers so the user is provided with the best protection available.
The DNA kit includes everything needed to send us a sample.
Depending on the test you should get your results within 4-8 weeks of us receiving the samples from you.