In-Home Assistance Dogs

The Following Dogs are Available for Placement in Approved Homes

Each of the following dogs have been through extensive training, but for one reason or another they are not suitable to go into public spaces as a service dog. This means 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 are responsive enough to training that they can be used as In-Home Assistance Dogs. This is a dog whom is still trained to assist with a disability, but it does not have the temperament to go into public spaces.

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 a fully certified assistance dog. 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. All dogs have a different degree of training which will be listed below. 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 Available for In-Home Assistance:

Maddie

Maddie is our adorable two-year-old black lab. We rescued Maddie from a shelter and have been in love with her ever since! Maddie has done well with training, however she has some anxieties that are keeping her from working in public. Maddie also has mild hip dysplasia, but has not shown any signs of it yet. Maddie knows all of her basic obedience, is house and crate trained, plus knows advanced tasks like deep pressure therapy, alert, and boundary control. Maddie has been very fearful of children in the past, and would be best suited in a house without young kids. She tends to be cautious of any new situation, but she absolutely adores her handler. Maddie loves to make you happy and her favorite reward is a tummy scratch. Maddie enjoys working to make you happy, but is also very content to snuggle up. We will miss Maddie a lot but are so excited for her to go help her person!

Adoption Fee: $800.00

If you are interested in Maddie please request and application by emailing:
foster@littleangelsd.org

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