Occasionally SDA must decide that a dog is not suitable to become a service dog because of a health or temperament issue. When we make the decision to release a dog from our program, we review the adoption applications we’ve received so as to find a home that will be a good match for the dog. Similar to how we match dogs with clients, our released dogs are introduced to several applicants and the dog chooses the family or individual that he/she wants. All of our released dogs are spayed/neutered and their vaccinations are current. And even though they are “career changed” from being a service dog, they still make wonderful pets and companions.
The adoption fee for a career changed dog is $400-$2,000, depending on his/her age and training history.
NOTE: career changed dogs cannot be used or listed as a working service dog under any circumstances.
If you are interested in adopting one of our career changed dogs, please download and complete the Released Dog Adoption Application and mail, e-mail, or fax it to:
Service Dogs for America
P.O. Box 513
Jud, ND 58454
Please note: submitting an application does not guarantee an adoption.