Each of our released dogs have had some training. For one reason or another, they are not suitable as service dogs. They can still go on walks with you through neighborhoods and parks. They can go anywhere a pet dog can go. They can not go to places that pet dogs are not allowed: restaurants, theaters, shopping malls, amusement parks, etc.
Our released dogs are best suited as house pets. More often than not, the reason a dog does not pass sevice dog training is because it is displaying behaviors that any normal pet displays. These behaviors just aren’t acceptable for a service dog. They are completely normal for a house pet! All of them are 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 private lesson with their dog before bringing it home so the family may utilize the training the dog has received.