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/individual he/she wants to be released to. All of our released dogs are neutered and their vaccinations are current, and even though they are “career changed” away from being a service dog, they still make wonderful pets and companions.
The adoption fee for a released dog is $400-$1,000, depending on his/her age and training history. If you are interested in adopting one of our released 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 puts you into our queue of applicants but does not guarantee a placement.