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The Following Dogs are Available for Placement in Approved Homes as a Pet

Each of the following dogs have had some training, but for one reason or another they are not suitable as service dogs. This means they can still go on walks with you through neighborhoods and parks, but they cannot go to public areas where pet dogs are not allowed, such as restaurants, theaters, shopping malls, amusement parks, etc.

The dogs on this page will be best suited as house pets. This is usually because their temperament would make the high level of reinforcement difficult as an assistance dog of any kind. Please keep in mind the standards to become a service dog are extremely high. More often than not the reason a dog does not pass is because it is displaying behaviors that any normal pet displays. These behaviors just aren’t acceptable for a service dog but are completely normal for a house pet. All of them are still extremely lovable and thrive on human affection!

Please Note: These dogs are not a good choice for those who wish to further the dog’s training and then take them into public as fully certified assistance dogs. If we believed there was any chance they could comfortably go into public with further socialization and training, we would continue working with them and would not release them from our traditional program. Dogs are all individuals and the dogs on this page have their own special talents and abilities, but comfortably navigating the public scene isn’t one of them.

Some of these dogs have had more than $20,000.00 invested in their training. To help recover a portion of these costs each dog has an adoption fee. Not only does this assist us in recovering our costs to continue the program, but it also shows the commitment and responsibility of interested adopters. Each of these dogs are very special and we need to ensure their positive futures.

Each adopter will receive a required minimum of two private lessons with their dog before bringing it home so the family may utilize the training the dog has received. Handler training sessions and support are included for the adopter and family and will continue for the life of the dog at no charge.

 

Dogs Ready For Adoption:

 

Apollo

Apollo

DOB: 6/21/16
Golden Doodle
Status: Hi! I’m Apollo and I love to play! I’m a goofy Golden Doodle and have decided the service dog life isn’t my thing. I do enjoy training, but I get very distracted, and would prefer to have fun in stead! I’m not very good at being serious. I also LOVE to play, but sometimes I like to play a little too much and annoy other dogs. My home should probably be dog free. Sometimes when I get a little too excited my body gets very hyper, so I shouldn’t live with small children either. I love to have a firm handler, and am very devoted to my pack leader. I would be great for exercising and would love going on hikes! My trainers first hint that I wasn’t cut out for a service dog was the fact that I sometimes give off a low growl when nervous. Loud noises sometimes spook me too. I would be perfect in a home with a yard and parents that could play with me throughout the day!

Adoption Fee: $2000.00

 

 

If you are interested in any of our dogs please request an application by emailing:
foster@littleangelssd.org

 Be sure to specify in your subject which dog you are interested in adopting

 

 

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