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.

Please fill out the form below to inquire further. Thank you!

Twizzler

Twizzler

DOB: 9/19/19
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $3,000.00

Twizzler is an adorable English Cream Golden Retriever baby boy that is available for pet adoption! He has been released from service dog training, but will make fabulous pet!! Our babies not only have Champion bloodlines, but their mom IS AN AKC CHAMPION. Both mom and dad are in our breeding program and both were imported directly from the Ukraine. Both parents have been totally medically cleared with a combination of OFA and PennHIP testing. He comes with two free training sessions and a health guarantee. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Twizzler please fill out an adoption application below.

Izzy

Izzy

DOB: 10/27/18
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $1,000.00

Adoption Bio Coming Soon…

Honey

Honey

DOB: 09/05/17
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $1,200.00

Honey is a one and a half year old red retriever that we rescued from the shelter in mid 2019. She is very sweet and cuddly, but can also let out a ton of energy! Honey was released from service dog training due to her wanting to be the princess of the house and not have any other dogs around. She knows basic obedience, a few advanced commands, is potty trained, and even loves her crate! She is a sweet girl and just wants to be close to her family all of the time. Honey would do best in a home without children under 12 and any other pets.

If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Honey, please fill out an adoption application below.

Laverne

Laverne

DOB: 06/09/19
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $3,000

Laverne has a LOT of training but she is not quite at the level for an in-home assistance dog. A dog of her age and quality, fully trained for in-home assistance would have an adoption fee of $11,000, but as it stands, Laverne still needs some work being quiet in her crate and needs to be able to perform deep pressure therapy with calm. She is still pretty excited about getting cozy for this typically serene task. With the current level of her training, Laverne has an adoption fee of $3,000. Her video can be seen here

Chief

Chief

DOB:
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $
Adoption Bio Coming Soon…

The following dogs are available from our In-Home Utility Program. They are dogs that have done exceptionally well with training but are still not suited for public access. These dogs would be best for someone who could use assistance at home but doesn’t need a service dog to follow them into public. Their adoption fees reflect the higher level of training they have received. Go to our In-Home Utility Page for more information

Laverne

Laverne

DOB: 06/09/19
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $3,000

Laverne has a LOT of training but she is not quite at the level for an in-home assistance dog. A dog of her age and quality, fully trained for in-home assistance would have an adoption fee of $11,000, but as it stands, Laverne still needs some work being quiet in her crate and needs to be able to perform deep pressure therapy with calm. She is still pretty excited about getting cozy for this typically serene task. With the current level of her training, Laverne has an adoption fee of $3,000. Her video can be seen here

Harley

Harley

DOB:
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $11,000.00

Harley has graduated to in-home assistance dog. Her video can be viewed at

If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please fill out the following form. This form will be sent to our adoption coordinator to ensure we can make the best possible match with one of our released dogs. You email will be added to a database and every time a dog is released you will be sent an email to gauge your interest. Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

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