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!

Coda Bo

Coda Bo

DOB: Approx 1.5 years old.
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $100.00
 Coda is a one and a half year old Hound mix. Coda is full of energy and loves to play.  He’s still very puppy like and is extremely food motivated. At times, Coda’s energy and enthusiasm get the best of him and he cannot control his excitement. He would be an awesome exercise or hiking buddy as he loves to just go, go, go. Coda will need someone that is experienced with dogs and will do best in a home without children or other pets. He’s very loving and loyal, but needs a handler that can be in charge. Coda is crate trained and knows a variety of commands and tasks. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Coda please fill out and adoption application below. 

Roxy

Roxy

DOB: Approx 1 year old
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $75.00

Roxy is a year and a half old Shepherd Mix that we rescued from the shelter. She is a very sweet ball of energy! She loves to play with her ball. Roxy consistently performs her basic obedience, but will break a “stay” when she sees a squirrel from time to time! Due to Roxy’s extreme high energy, she would do best in a home without children or other pets. She’s highly playful and would make an amazing pet for abs active person looking for a hiking buddy. Roxy is devoted to her person, and thrives on making you happy. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Roxy, please fill out an adoption application below. 

Leo

Leo

DOB: Approx 1.5 years old
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $350.00
Leo is a 1 year old Bichon Frise mix that we rescued from the shelter! He is a very sweet and cuddly ball of energy! He was released from service dog training because he is very nervous around strangers and new people, but he warms up quickly! He had a hard time adjusting to new environments, but living in the same home all the time would make him a very happy pup. He’s loyal to his people and wants to please. Leo knows all of his basic obedience which will make for an even easier adjustment into the home life. He is very ready to be spoiled and loved! He would do best in a home with no other pets or children under 12. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Leo, please fill out an adoption application below. 
Buster

Buster

DOB: Approx 1 year old
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

Lilo

Lilo

DOB: 5/4/18
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $11,000.00
Lilo is a 1 year old female Labrador. She is incredibly loving, sweet, and smart! She was released from service dog training due to being unsure of strangers. She took incredibly well to training, and loves to continue learning. For this reason, she would make great help at home! Being a lab, she does have a lot of lab energy. It is important that her adopter has an efficient way of exercising her. Lilo plays great with other dogs but due to her high energy, should go to a home without children under 6 and cats. Lilo knows all basic obedience extremely well, and did an awesome job learning advanced tasks. She would be especially helpful assisting someone with a mobility disability. Lilo loves to open and close doors or cabinets, she retrieves anything and everything you may drop, she can alert to medical conditions, and also dials an emergency phone. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Lilo, please fill out the In-Home Utility Application below. 

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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