In-Home Utility 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 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 $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 Utilization:



DOB: 3/30/17
Red Poodle
 Status: Hi Everyone! It’s Ziggy! Guess what?! I am still not going to be a service dog! Nope! I did not change my mind. My job is going to be human spoiler from inside the house. I don’t really understand why anyone wants to go out into public when we can all be home together.  I love to be home with my  people. I can do all my really important “tricks” right at home. I love to do “paws up” for deep pressure therapy when my human feels sad or nervous. It makes me so happy to hug them and know they will feel better.  I can also play the alert game  AND I know almost all of my basic obedience! I’m actually a really smart ginger dog! I cannot go out into public and I do want to go out into public. So please remember that if you are going to adopt me-I will be your IN HOME Assistance Dog!

I also need to tell you one other little secret about me…I really don’t like being left alone very much. I love my people and I especially love my people with me! If you like to stay home during the day and go for a walk, or watch tv or do things at home…I would be such a good boy! Sometimes when I get put in a crate…I bark. I try so hard not to but I do. I just want you to stay with me. I do get along with other dogs but my favorite kind of home is when I get to be the only pup and get SPOILED!   Please remember, the longer it takes for you to decide that I am your furever friend, the longer I have to hang out here with these trainers. I’m kind of over them now. Please get in touch with my people! Please bring $2000 (small price to pay for a lifetime of Ziggy love) and PRETTY PLEASE bring me home with you!   Love, Ziggy (8/2/18)


If you are interested in any of our dogs please fill out the application below. Our Adoption Coordinator will be in touch with you.

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