Dogs released from our service dog program are available for adoption as excellent companion animals. These dogs are not considered service dogs and do not have public access rights.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a Released Dog from Good Dog! Occasionally, we have a dog that is not suited for the high demands of service work and these dogs become available for adoption as excellent companion animals.
These dogs are not considered service or facility dogs and do not have public access rights.
RELEASED DOG APPLICATION
We accept applications for two categories of released dogs:
Dogs who are released from the program due to health issues. These dogs are offered at no cost, but the adopter must commit to providing the dog with the medical care needed, including associated costs.
Dogs who are released from the program due to temperament or behavioral issues that do not meet the high standards for service work, such as fear, prey drive, or energy level. These dogs are offered for an adoption fee ranging from $2,000 - $8,000 depending on their level of training and the reason for the release.
We accept applications for released dogs on a rolling basis and will reach out to you if and when we have a dog that suits your home and lifestyle. We cannot guarantee we will have a dog for you and we cannot give a timeline for when we may have a dog available. We are unable to take requests for specific breeds or genders of dog. If we have a dog that we feel is a good fit for your home, we will contact you and share more information on the dog, its training level, health status, and any limitations. Please do not contact us about the status of your released dog application.
You are responsible for pickup and transport of the released dog to your home from its location. Due to the nature of our program, we have dogs training in locations across the country and we do not transport dogs for adoption.
Based on our assessment, a released dog is unsuitable for service work and you will be required to sign a contract stating you will not use the dog for service work in the future.