Donate a Puppy

Every service dog starts as a puppy in-training.

We appreciate everyone who is interested in supporting our work through a generous donation of a puppy.  We consider each puppy we bring into the program very carefully because we want to make sure each dog has the highest chance of graduating.


Our goal is to provide the highest quality service dogs to improve the lives of children and families living with disabilities. Being a service dog is no small task and our dogs undergo rigorous training and evaluation to ensure they are fully prepared for this demanding role. We currently obtain our puppies-for-training from purpose bred breeders who focus on even temperament and good health.

If you are interested in donating a puppy please read the below information very carefully to make sure that the puppy meet our requirements. Thank you for considering donating to our program!

​If you are interested in donating a puppy to our program or are an organization that would like to partner with us, please email info@gooddogautism.org with more information about your dog(s). PLEASE include the pedigree and documentation of health tests listed above. Thank you!

TRIANING

Our dogs undergo rigorous training and must be calm and confident in any number of unpredictable situations and locations.  In order to do this, we start a structured socialization and training process very soon after the puppies are born. As a result, we are only able to consider donations of puppies under four months whose parents have undergone our standard breeder health testing (please see below), and whose lineage can be traced to get a sense of their relatives’ temperament and health.

We only train and place Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Golden/Labrador Retriever crosses and on occasion LabraDoodles, GoldenDoodles and Australian Labradoodles. At this time, we will not consider donations of any other breed.

We take the health of our dogs very seriously because once placed, our dogs should have a full working life with their family. Dogs who must retire early due to health issues can unexpectedly leave a child and family without the much-needed assistance upon which they rely, and, in the worst case, a dog’s premature passing can be a traumatic event. As a result, we ensure proper testing occurs to prevent future health issues as much as possible.

TESTS

The tests we require for breeders of our dogs are

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Vision

  • Cardiac (preferably done by a cardiologist)

  • Genetic testing for common diseases based on the breed (such as EIC)

​If you are interested in donating a puppy to our program or are an organization that would like to partner with us, please email info@gooddogautism.org with more information about your dog(s). PLEASE include the pedigree and documentation of health tests listed above. Thank you!

THANK

YOU

Need assistance with your online donation? Call (800) 523 1950 or send an email to support@flipcause.com

All gifts are received with the greatest of gratitude from us all.

Good Dog! is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit.

EIN number #45-2627922

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