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. 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! Take a look at these happy dogs, this could be you and your new furry friend!

 

 

 

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. 

Please fill out the form below to inquire further. Thank you!

Our Adoptees

Click on one of our Adoptees for more information.

Darla

Darla

LASD Adoptable Pet
DOB: 07/19/2019

Darla

Golden / Lab Cross
San Diego Ranch

Kids? 12+
Dogs? Yes
Cats? Dog-savvy cats only

 

Personality: Darla is a 2 year old, joyous and petite golden/lab cross who loves to work. She loves to fetch and will stay by your side outdoors together. She is sweet and loves to be pet. She can be wary of strangers and small children, and has a somewhat scary bark when she is startled. It’s a big bark from a little body, but she is all talk. She initially barks at children and cats, but is totally capable of warming to them eventually. Once she knows you, she wants to be at your side 24/7.

 

Training: Darla knows all her basic obedience commands very well. She can heel, sit, down, stay, come, watch me, and even knows some advanced tasks like get her leash, and perform deep pressure therapy. She is crate and potty trained and can go potty on leash when asked.
 
 
Adoption Fee: $6,000
 
If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Darla, please fill out the adoption application below.
Electra

Electra

DOB: 6/9/2019

Electra

Silver Lab
San Diego Ranch

Kids? 11+
Dogs? No.

Personality: Electra is such a sweet dog! She is sooooo cuddling and goofy. Her favorite thing is to be in your lap with you petting her. She loves to play frisbee, and we are sure she would love to play ball too. She might need a little time to warm up to you, but once she trusts you, she will be your best friend. She is very shy and skeptical of new people; so she would do best in a quiet home with no kids or other dogs. Electra loves treats and will happily do all her tricks to earn allll the yummy treats, although those pretty eyes might get her some treats on their own. She is such a love bug and wants someone who can be patient with her, coach her and give her time to be comfortable. All she wants to do is be with you and be loved. Do you think she could be your new snuggle partner? 

Training: She knows her basic commands, and is still young, so she is ready for more training!

Adoption Fee: $300

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

Junie B

Junie B

DOB: 04/15/20

Junie B

English Cream Golden Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Kids? 10+

Dogs? Yes

Cats? Yes

Personality: Junie B is a 1.5 year old english creme golden retriever. She is an exuberant and sweet girl. She loves to run fast (super cute zoomies), and grabs all the toys she can fit in her mouth at once. She loves to be pet and when meeting someone, she will immediately flop on her back, and stick her legs up in the air for a belly rub. She is a loving girl who has never met a stranger, and she will bond especially well with her people in her forever home.

Training: Junie B. has a solid heel command, and an excellent automatic sit when her person stops walking. She is always looking for the next direction from her person. She knows sit, down, place, stay and watch me, and she can perform deep pressure therapy. She also loves her fun tricks, like roll over. She is good in a crate and potty trained.

Adoption Fee: $8,000

If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Junie B, please fill out the adoption application below.

Hal

Hal

DOB: 10/01/19

Hal

Golden-Doodle
San Diego Ranch

Kids? Yes
Dogs? Yes - he is good with most dogs with proper introductions
Cats? Yes

Personality: Hal is as sweet as can be and incredibly loyal to his person. His favorite thing to do is nudge his head under your hand for more head pets, please! He is always wagging his big fluffy tail even when just laying around, because he is happy to just be with you! He loves to chew toys and chase them, and run around chasing his dog friends too. He is friendly to all people he meets, and can settle well when asked to.

Training: Hal has excellent training from the time he spent in our prison program. He was very bonded to his trainer, so it initially takes a little encouragement to get him to work for somebody new, but he loves to work as soon as he gets started. He has a solid heel, and can sit, down, stay with ease. He also knows many fun party tricks such as retrieving dropped items, his leash, and how to pose with his paws up on your lap. He can be a little distracted by other dogs when out and about but will keep close and moving with you. He loves being spoken to in a high pitched voice, and with lots of verbal encouragement he will only have eyes for you.

Adoption Fee: $16,500

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

Stryker

Stryker

DOB: 08/29/19

Stryker

Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Kids: 10+

Cats: Yes

Dogs: Yes

Personality: The most noticeable traits of Styker’s personality only begin with his size. As a nearly 100 lbs yellow lab, Stryker is as exuberant as he is big. He loves to fetch and work for you and is constantly looking for the next way he can help you. He is one of the most comical dogs to work with, as he sometimes isn’t aware of how large he is while he is trying his best to complete what is asked of him. He will be a great active pet in a home with older kids, as his size is not compatible with small children.

Training: Stryker is very well trained and can heel off leash, sit, down, stay, watch me, retrieve anything and everything right to your hand. He can open and close doors (when asked, of course) and perform deep pressure therapy. He is quiet in a crate, potty trained, and can potty on command on leash. He will sometimes alert his people to a new person entering his home with a few barks, but is completely friendly and quiets when asked.

Adoption Fee: $13,000

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

Luma

Luma

DOB: 11/17/19

Luma

Golden-Doodle
San Diego Ranch

Kids? Yes
Dogs? No
Cats? Yes

Personality: Luma is a 2 year old goldendoodle with lots of love for his people. He is gentle and caring. He likes to chase toys and run around in the play yard after his ball, but he mostly likes to just lounge around. Luma would make an excellent addition to your couch potato crew, if that’s what you’re looking for! He can definitely keep up on walks or hikes and would enjoy doing so, but he is just not a go-go-go kind of dog. Luma just wants to be with you and enjoy some pets and naps.

Training: Luma has very good training and has solid basic obedience. He knows how to heel, sit, down, watch me, and stay. He knows all his advanced tasks as well, such as deep pressure therapy (jumping up and putting his front legs on your lap) and retrievals. He is not quite a worker bee, but he listens well and wants to please.

Adoption Fee: 

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

Oscar

Oscar

DOB: 01/15/2021

Oscar

English Cream Golden Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Kids: Yes

Dogs: Yes

Cats: Yes

Personality: Oscar is a sweet 9 month old English cream golden retriever. He loves to play with his puppy friends and follow you around as much as possible. He likes to play in the water and sneak a “hug” in when he can. Sweet with kids, cats and loves to be pet, Oscar is the perfect family companion for any home.

Training: Oscar has his basic training down. He is crate trained and knows how to go potty on command. He knows how to heel, sit, down, stay and watch me. He walks nicely on his head halter and makes excellent eye contact with his person.

Adoption Fee: $8,000

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

Chewie

Chewie

DOB: 05/04/2020

Chewie

Golden-Doodle
New Hampshire Ranch

Kids? No
Dogs? Yes
Cats? Yes

Personality: Chewie is from our Star Wars litter, thus the name Chewie! He is an incredibly playful dog and would fetch a ball forever, if allowed. He gets along well with other dogs and cats, but would do better in a home without small children. Chewie is a sweet boy, but he is very anxious in new settings and is fearful of loud noises and sudden movements. He would prefer to stay home with his family and go on walks around the neighborhood, instead of going out on adventures to the pet store. He is waiting for his furever family and can't wait to have someone to give him lots of love, attention and throw him a ball.

Training: Chewie is well trained, but will need someone who can reinforce his training.

Adoption Fee: $4,000

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

Winnie

Winnie

DOB: 01/07/2019

Winnie

English Cream Golden Retriever
New Hampshire Ranch

Kids? Yes!
Dogs? Yes!
Cats? Yes!

Personality and Training? Winnie is a really sweet and personable dog who loves being close to her person. She would love to curl up and watch a movie with you or roll around in the grass and get dirty. She is very loving and would be happy to lay on her dog bed next to you all day and then playing fetch outside in the evening. Winnie would be a great family dog and is good with kids, cats, and other dogs. Though she is well behaved, she will need someone to reinforce her training. She would do well going to pet friendly adventures. Winnie is being adopted out because she has severe crate stress and is vocal in the crate (barking and whining). Outside of the crate, she is not a vocal dog though. She is a beautiful and sweet dog that is looking for her forever family. Could that be you?

Adoption Fee: $12,000

If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Winnie, please fill out the adoption application above.

 

Ruby

Ruby

DOB: 8/30/2018

Ruby

Black Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Kids? No.

Dogs? No.

Cats? No. 

Personality: Ruby is a sweet girl and loves to cuddle. She is very food motivated and loves people, mostly women. She plays well with most dogs, but can be weird about some. She should not go to a home with cats. She is slightly suspicious of new people in public and may bark or huff at them. She is quiet in the crate.

Training: She knows her basic commands as well as some advanced commands like DPT, alert, vest retrieval and leash.

Adoption Fee: $8,000

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

Dutton

Dutton

DOB: 12/04/18

Dutton

Black Labrador Retriever
San Diego Ranch

Kids? No

Dogs? No

Cats? No

Personality: Dutton is a very handsome boy full of lots of love, energy and personality. When he gets excited he loves to put on a song and dance by spinning in circles and telling you all about his day. However, Dutton is a dog that also has laser focus as soon as a ball or treats come out. He LOVES to play fetch and will do just about anything for a ball. He is so great at fetch that he will toss the ball right back to you with the flick of his head. 

Training: Dutton has all of the skills to be an excellent in home service dog and LOVES to work. Some of his favorite tasks include picking up his leash or dropped items and opening doors or cabinets. His heel is excellent on and off leash. He is also great at his back up behavior on or off leash. 

Adoption Fee: $16,500

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

 If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please fill out our application above. This form will be sent to our adoption coordinator to ensure we can make the best possible match with one of our released dogs. Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

If a pet isn't what you are looking for, consider applying for a service dog. Our 'Apply for a Service Dog' page goes into extreme detail about the process and will help you decided what path is right for you!

To submit an application select the link below. A non-refundable fee of $30.00 will be charged to ensure the commitment level of each applicant.

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