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 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application or ask questions.
We do not maintain a waiting list so there is no advantage to completing an application prior to seeing a dog of interest listed below. We recommend that you bookmark this page and check it often.
Dogs Available for Adoption
Very special home needed for retiring service dog.
NOTE: Thank you for your interest in Cloud, she is currently on hold while we proceed through the process with a potential home.
Meet Cloud, a retiring service dog looking for a very special loving home. Cloud is a 9 year old female yellow Lab who was born and raised within the Summit program and has spent the last 7 years as a service dog and best friend to one of Summit’s clients.
As happens to the best of us sooner or later, we start slowing down, our joints get stiff and ache (requiring meds & supplements) and other ailments start to come into play. This is the position Cloud finds herself in as she realizes that it’s time to retire. Cloud also knows that her beloved partner still needs the assistance that she has been providing over the years, which means that a new dog will need to come into the home. For their situation, this means that Cloud needs to find another home where she can live as a family pet.
Cloud is sweet, gentle, loves everyone and likes to be near the action. She is happiest when she’s with her person. She knows her basic skills: sit, down, stay, leave it, better hurry, go through, behind, leash and visit. She walks nicely on leash and is used to wearing a gentle leader. She does enjoy other dogs and may get a bit distracted and want to meet them when on walks. She is fine around children, cats or other small animals and she travels well.
Due to the career she’s had, Cloud is used to being with her person most of the time and would love to have that in her new home as well. If you can provide her with love, attention and what care she needs, she will gladly reciprocate.
Cloud’s adoption fee is $250. Are you that special person/family to give a loving home and happy retirement to a hard working dog who has given so much? If so, please send an email to email@example.com to request an application or ask questions.