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:
English Cream Retriever
English Cream Retriever
Yellow Labrador Retriever
- Needs work (silly trainer, of course I need work, that is why I’m here!)
- High strung & lacks control (what’s your point?)
- Needs firm guidance (Hmmmm)
- Heels better without having a leash on (well, you never know if ya might need to run!)
- She does sit and down but not immediately (tattletale)
- She will stay but loses focuses when there is activity (I LOVE activity! You could just say I’m curious!)
- Very playful (thank you! Playing is my favorite thing to do!)
Please come back and check in again…don’t pay too much attention to all these silly comments my trainer made. I’m going to bribe him with treats before he writes my next report! Love, Lilo (03/03/2019)
If you are interested in any of our dogs please fill out the application below. Our Adoption Coordinator will be in touch with you.