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


NOTE: Murphy is currently on hold pending an adoption.
No new applications being accepted on him at this time.

MURPHY

Murphy is a 15-month-old black Labrador Retriever who is looking for his loving forever home. Murphy has been raised in our service dog training program and has learned many of his basic skills (sit, down, come, stay, here, kennel). He is crate trained and travels well. Murphy isn’t suitable to remain in our program due to some reactive barking when he’s aroused or frustrated.

Murphy is best described as gentle, affectionate, playful, confident and calm. He loves getting attention from and being with his person.  He’s easy to have around the house, enjoys his toys and can entertain himself nicely.

Murphy enjoys playing with another dog and would be OK with one in the home provided it’s of similar age/size/energy level, but he'd also be happy if he were the only one who got all of your attention, with an occasional play date.

Murphy walks nicely on leash when using a Gentle Leader head halter. Without one he does like to pull, especially towards other dogs, and he’s a strong boy.

Murphy would love to have a fenced yard where he can play with his people securely and enjoy a game of fetch. He does play fetch … but it’s kind of at his own speed, more of a saunter than a sprint.  He would love a family that enjoys hiking and going to the beach so he can go along for the fun.

Murphy’s adoption fee is $1,200. If you feel that he might be a good match for you please request an application at info@summitdogs.org (no phone calls please).