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!

Skye

Skye

DOB: 1/7/19
New Hampshire Ranch
Adoption Fee: $7,000.00

Skye is a one year old english cream golden retriever. She is an absolute sweetheart and loves to play, cuddle, and give you her puppy dog eyes. Skye is crate trained, potty trained, and knows all of her basic obedience! She was released from service dog training because she gets spooked very easily at home and in public! Skye would do great in a home with other pets and children.

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

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. 

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. We will even board him until Christmas Eve. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Twizzler please fill out an adoption application below.

Reese’s

Reese’s

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

Reese’s is an adorable English Cream Golden Retriever baby girl that is available for pet adoption! She 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. She comes with two free training sessions and a health guarantee. We will even board her until Christmas Eve. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Reese’s please fill out an adoption application below.

Rollo

Rollo

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

Rollo 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!! He has the cutest little smile!! 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. We will even board him until Christmas Eve. If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Rollo please fill out an adoption application below.

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 because she wants to be the only dog in the house and is a bit of a princess! She excels in her basic obedience, is potty trained, and even loves her crate! 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.

River

River

DOB: 9/10/17
New Hampshire Ranch
Adoption Fee: $150.00

Hi, I’m River…

My birthday was on 9/10/17. I am 2 years old! I’m a Coonhound!

Trainer girl decided that I am WAY too excited to be a service dog. Trainer Girl has taught me lots of tricks, I LOVE to learn and to get all the treats. I already know sit, down, watch me and even heel and stay! I love to cuddle, I just want to be curled up next to my trainer girl! I am very friendly and love everyone I meet.

I have been a bit naughty, and trainer girl says my drive is too high to be a service dog…maybe I wasn’t supposed to try and eat the rabbits…or birds…oops! What can I say, I get easily distracted! 

I am very gentle with little hoomans! And I get along with other doggos!

I also love using my sniffer to find things! 

Would you like to be my forever family?

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

Stofer

Stofer

DOB:
San Diego Ranch
Adoption Fee: $11,000

Hi I am Stofer a one and a half year old lab. I am very sweet and super active. I would do best in a active home as I am high energy. I love to play fetch and will keep going as long as you will. I also love long walks and going for hikes.I was released from service dog training because I am uncertain around some new people. I know lots of tricks such as heel, down, stay, watch me, and more. I love other dogs and would love to have a buddy to play with. I would do best in a home with children over the age of 12 just because I am an excitable boy.

If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Stofer, 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. 

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

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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