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.  

We do not maintain a waiting list so bookmark this page and check back often.  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 18 months and the adoption fee can range from $500 to $1500. If you see a dog listed here that you are interested in, please send an email to info@summitdogs.org to request an application or ask questions.


Dogs Available for Adoption

 

Cali

Meet Cali, a beautiful 18 month old AKC black Lab looking for her loving forever home.  Cali has been in our service dog training program where she has learned many of her basic skills:  come, sit, down, wait, let’s go, here, watch, kennel and a few others.  She is still working on stay, it can be a bit hard for her sometimes.  Cali is not suitable to remain in our program due to a general nervousness when outside of her home environment, she is reactive towards other unknown dogs (barking, pulling on leash) and has displayed prey drive.

She is sweet, smart, active, a bit of a clown, but also a bit of a worrier.  She can be cuddly with her person once bonded, may need to get to know others before showing them her softer side.

Cali needs continued work on her leash walking as she can get distracted and react to things when on a walk.  She is used to using a harness or gentle leader.

She is crate trained, travels well and she loves the water.  She’s happiest when she’s with her person playing ball or has a squeaky toy and enjoys a good stuffed Kong or bully stick.

She does Ok with other dogs, once she gets to know them.  Her play level can be a bit too much for some dogs so an appropriate sibling dog or doggy play dates would be best.  Due to her prey drive, a home without cats or other small animals is required.

Cali needs an experienced family that is patient and willing to continue working with her on needed areas.  A calm home where her people have plenty of time to spend with her and will provide her with structure/routine as she does best when she knows what to expect.  Due to her likelihood to chase small animals (rabbits, squirrels, deer, etc.) Cali needs her own fenced yard so she can enjoy off leash play with her people or have doggy play dates. Since changes to her environment can make her anxious, she would likely prefer being a home body over being taken to public places crowded with other dogs/people.  She would enjoy being your hiking partner, getting opportunities to swim and she might enjoy a dog sport such as scent work.  Children aged 8+ with dog experience should be OK.

Cali is house trained, spayed and current on vaccines, her adoption fee is $1,500.  If you think that she might be a good fit for your family please send an email to info@summitdogs.org (no phone calls please) to request an application or ask questions.