Answer follow up questions from sdi by email or phone. Some just don t have the temperament to become a guide dog some have a health condition that means they are not suited to our type of work and some simply retire.
Adoption of a disqualified or retired service dog.
Where can i adopt a retired service dog. Get involved with the organization as a puppy raiser i have the first opportunity to adopt a career change puppy that i raised. Make sure that you call the base from which you would be adopting a dog the military working dogs website offers a directory of bases that shelter and adopt out dogs. There is a strong public interest in adopting retired military working dogs so prioritizing the thousands of applications each year comes down to finding a person that has been approved and is next in line for the approval process.
Retired military adoption sites. Getting started if you want to adopt a service dog that is no longer capable of performing its primary duties the first thing you should do is to start looking for the nearby service dog organizations and sign up with them as soon as you get to know the details. Agreement the dog will be a family pet and will not be used as a service dog.
Contact a local military base that adopts out retired military working dogs mwds. Submit an adoption application online. View our available dogs below.
In sum they provide civilians as well as vets with retired service dogs adoptions. Interested in adopting a retired military working dog. Attend a meet and greet at our site in dripping springs you get a chance to meet the dog and get acquainted.
Many of our retired dogs will stay with their owner or a member of their family or friend but this is not always possible. Some of the most popular service dog organizations with adoption programs include service dogs inc freedom service dogs of america guide dogs for the blind and guide dogs of america though there are plenty more. You can contact officials at mwd adoptions us af mil or call 210 671 6766.
To sum up these notable military and law enforcement sites are tremendous in spirit and service. There are at least 3 basic choices of service dog types to choose from if you have ever considered adopting a service dog. If you adopt a dog as a service professional or as a law enforcement agency you will be responsible for establishing a transportation solution for the dog from a facility.
Dogs that are not suitable for our work make great pet dogs. After 10 years of raising guide and service dogs i ve learned a thing or two about how to give yourself the best chance to adopt a retired service dog. Dogs that are retired from being guides career changing dogs and finally there are the dogs that did not make it through the training program for some reason or other.