ADOPT

Career Changed Dogs

There are a number of reasons why a dog may be released from our service dog training program.  Some of these reasons may include, but are not limited to: reactivity, prey drive, fear, aggression, medical concerns, etc.  Some of the released dogs will become available for adoption as a family pet.  When we have a dog available and in need of a loving forever home you will see them listed on this page.  

It is important to know that we can go several months without having a dog available and our placement policy is not first come, first served.  Our main priority is matching the dog with the best home possible for its needs.  The age of available dogs can range from 12 weeks to 24 months and the adoption fee can range from $500 to $1500.  When you see a dog listed here that you are interested in being considered for, send an email to info@summitdogs.org to request an application or ask questions. 

We do not maintain a waiting list. We recommend that you bookmark this page, check it often and notify us when you see a dog listed that you might be interested in.


Dogs Available for Adoption

Abby

Other:  house trained, spayed, current on vaccines
Sweet      Affectionate      Playful      Highly Energetic      Athletic

Meet Abby, a beautiful 15 month old black Labrador/Golden Retriever looking for her loving forever home. Abby has been raised in our service dog training program and has learned many of her basic skills: come, sit, down, here, wait, let’s go, and she is crate trained. Abby isn’t suitable to remain in the program due to some alert/startle barking and can lack confidence in new environments.

She is sweet, affectionate, very energetic/high energy, athletic, fast, agile. She enjoys toys, playing fetch, tug, running, and seems to love the water. She also likes (and needs) to think and be mentally stimulated. Dog sports that allow her to run/move quickly + think would be ideal for her – agility, nose works.

Abby is fine with other dogs, will enjoy playing with them but she also really likes interacting with her person. Dog savvy cats should be OK, she may chase if they run/move quickly in the home. She will chase after rabbits, squirrels, cats, etc. outside if off leash so a large fenced yard is required for her to run/play and still be safe.

She can walk nicely on leash. She does like to sniff and can get excited when greeting people and may tend to jump towards them, utilizing a head collar greatly helps keep her on track. She can also get jumpy when she gets over-stimulated while playing. Due to this, we recommend a home with no young toddlers under the age of 5.

Abby needs an active person/family that wants to interact with her, will continue with her training, help her expend her energy properly and has the stamina to do so. She would be a great jogging partner, would love to do some hiking and have the opportunity to splash around in some water. Abby likes to show her affection with kisses, so she needs a person who does not mind getting some licks.

Abby’s adoption fee is $1,000. If you think that she might be the right match for you please send an email to info@summitdogs.org to request an application or ask questions (no phone calls please).