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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:



DOB: 05/04/18
Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch
Lani is a 2 years old yellow Labrador Retriever. She does awesome with mobility tasks, so she is available as a high-end in-home assistance dog. Her only fault is that she is a barker, she LOVES to bark. Which is why she was released from service dog training. Sometimes she even vocalizes in her dreams (but we must admit, we all think this is rather cute). Other than this, she is very obedient and always aims to please her handler. She can act a little stubborn at first and tests people that she’s not used to working with, but she responds well to corrections and gets it together quickly. She is very food motivated, especially if you are using her favorite treats. She enjoys getting baths and the extra attention they imply. Lani loves everyone, and she loves life. This means she can be a little too excited when coming out of the crate sometimes (we are still working on that!). She also likes to explore, she is nosey, she wants to sniff everything; however, the command “watch me” works to get her attention, and this shouldn’t affect her in-home performance. Lani is very advanced in her training. She knows all the basics like sit, down, and stay, and on top of that, she knows come, push, pull, open, close, stand, back, touch, signal, watch me, stays, get it, lights, inside, out, wait, heel, back up, watch me, paws up, signal, dial, brace AND she is a pro at retrieval. Lani cannot only retrieve a random item with the command “get it”, but she knows to look for and retrieve specific items, like a vest, keys, remote, water, leash, purse, ball, and even her food bowl 😉 One of her fosters also taught her the command “go around”, so if she’s on a break and gets wrapped around a tree, you can tell her go around and she will unwrap herself! Lani has everything to be the perfect in-home mobility assistance dog. She loves to work and is ready to meet her forever person. So, if you are interested and think you are a good fit for Lani, please fill out the adoption application below.

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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