Frequently asked questions

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You may request a DNA kit online at this site, 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.
The DNA kit includes:
Two DNA collection swabs
Collection Instructions
Return address label
Return envelope
Larger orders include a reusable mailer,please save your mailer for the return shipment.
View image of kit here
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.
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.
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.
We encourage all owners to login to your account at myDOG to submit your dog information exactly as you would like it to to be displayed on your report
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.
You can view a sample report here.
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.
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.

There are also many other ways to support project dog. Please visit our donation page to see how you and your breed organizations can help.
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 to advancing research.