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!
Click on one of our Adoptees for more information.
San Diego Ranch
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: $8,000
If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Hal, please fill out the adoption application below.
San Diego Ranch
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: Electra has impecable training! She knows advanced obedience - which includes sit, down, stay, watch me, touch, come and her heel is incredible! On top of that she loves playing fetch, pottys on command and is crate trained.
Adoption Fee: $300
If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Electra, please fill out the adoption application below.
New Hampshire Ranch
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.
San Diego Ranch
Dogs? Some dogs
Personality: Hi!! My name is Daphne! I am a GORGEOUS Silver Labrador Retriever, and it is not just me saying that but also my trainer and pretty much everyone who meets me. Trainer girl says I am one of a kind - full of personality! Perfect amounts sweet, sassy, goofy and loving. She says I can also be a little (or a lot derpy) at times but hey! It is only because I like to make her smile... I love all people and treats, so this means I love to "work" - buttttt I am not sure "work" is the right word since training is so exciting and fun for me. I am a very smart doggo. I enjoy playing with other puppers. Sometimes, I get SOOOO excited, I like telling my hoomans all about my day - are you ready to hear and share all my adventures? You can always count on me to make you smile or laugh with deep grumble after a good stretch or a subtle whine to encourage you to get my snacks a little faster.
Training: I am a VERY smart doggo, I love to work and think training is so much fun! It is so fun that, sometimes, I have a hard time with impulse control and heeling can be very hard, but I never forget my leash manners. I know how to walk right at your side, back up to get right next to you, walk backwards with you, or even pick up my leash off the ground when asked. I love to play fetch and bring the ball back to you! I don't only know sit, down, and stay - but I also know how to wait and stay (which are different things), go to my place - which is usually my dog bed -, chill and stay there, and "watch me" which means I look and focus on my person with my pretty pretty eyes. I love performing my tasks so much, I am even learning how to go get a drink from the fridge, and shut the door behind me! Impressive, huh?
I can't wait to stare into my person's eyes, keep learning new tricks and have fun with my forever family!
Adoption Fee: $13,000
If you are interested and think you are a good fit for Daphne, please fill out the adoption application above.
San Diego Ranch
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.
San Diego Ranch
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.
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.