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 Utility 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 $30,000.00 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 Utilization:
Winston is a 6-year-old Royal Standard Poodle. He was successfully placed as a seizure alert dog for many years but family circumstances did not allow the recipient to keep him. Winston is trained in alert, deep pressure therapy and dialing an assistance dog phone. He LOVES to play ball and is so, so cuddly. Due to experiences he had while out of our care we feel he would be a better fit for a family without young children, and without public access as an assistance dog. Winston will not be adopted to someone who wishes to take him into public settings as an assistance dog, but he will be able to perform work in the home as a utility dog for someone with a disability. Winston’s adoption fee is $600.
Ziggy is a one and a half year old Standard Poodle. His obedience is EXCELLENT and he performs alert and deep pressure therapy. He loves to play ball and is cuddly. We’ve been waiting for the right adopter for Ziggy. He can be vocal if his owner doesn’t work on managing his barking. He will not be comfortable going into public as a service dog because he can be suspicious of some strangers, though not all – he is just initially wary. This is a very nice dog with great breeding. Ziggy’s adoption fee is $2,000.
If you are interested in any of our dogs please fill out the application below. Our Adoption Coordinator will be in touch with you.