The dogs on this page are all looking for their forever homes! It takes just the right dog to be a service dog, and most dogs don't have what it takes. This means that we often have a lot of service dog drop-outs that need homes and make wonderful pets! As much as we can, we try to get our training dogs from rescue situations. The dogs that enter our training program will never end up back in a shelter setting, even if they quickly drop out of service dog training. Below are all dogs that are looking for their forever homes.
If interested, please contact us. All rehoming fees go back toward rescuing and training other dogs. Rehoming fees vary based on the amount of training and expenses we have put into the dog up to this point. Applicants for our adoptable dogs are welcome to do a trial run for several days with a dog to make sure it is the right fit for everyone involved.
IF THERE ARE NO ADOPTABLE DOGS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, OR NONE THAT FIT YOUR NEEDS, YOU MAY STILL FILL OUT OUR APPLICATION. THIS WILL PUT YOU AT THE TOP OF OUR CALL LIST IF WE GET A DOG THAT SEEMS TO BE A MATCH FOR YOU.
Fern is an 8-month-old AKC Female Golden Retriever that we are looking to place in a guardian home. Guardian homes take in a dog for free in exchange for that dog being on a breeding contract with us. The guardian family will love and enjoy Fern, make sure she is kept healthy and happy, and take Fern to necessary health and progesterone testing appointments. If Fern passes all of her health testing after age 2, she will be bred no more than three times and have her litters of puppies under the care of our staff. Fern will return to her guardian home in between breedings and after she is retired from breeding.
Fern knows sit, down, stay, leave it, and heel, is kennel trained and potty trained. She does well with children and other dogs. She is incredibly affectionate, but she lacks confidence out in public and in new settings. We believe she could have been a good fit for service work if she had been properly socialized in public from an early age. We are looking for a home that can give this sweet girl all the love in the world, can confidently manage an unspayed dog for 3-4 years, and feels comfortable upholding the requirements of the Guardian Contract.
Fern is microchipped, dewormed, and is up to date on vaccines. She is getting PennHip tested on November 7, and can go home after we get the results of that testing. If Fern's testing comes back well and she gets placed on a guardian contract, there is no adoption fee. If we decide not to breed Fern and just release her as a pet, then her adoption fee will be $1,000 to cover what we have invested into her up to this point.
NOTE: Guardian home must be in Oregon. If we place her just as a pet, then she can be adopted out in California, Arizona, Nevada or Oregon.