While we will always try to use rescue dogs as much as possible, we have been unable to keep up with the needs of our applicants by only using rescue dogs. This is due to the volume of applications we receive as well as the specific needs of applicants, such as those needing hypoallergenic or extra large dogs for mobility assistance. Because of this, we have begun the process of planning to breed our own dogs.
The Service Dog Connection will be breeding only dogs that are genetically tested, OFA/PennHIP cleared, and of sound temperament. We will breed Golden Retrievers, English Labradors, Standard Poodles, Newfoundlands, and mixes of those breeds.
Our plan (at least initially) is for our program to keep 2-4 puppies out of each litter just depending on how many available puppy raisers we have at the time, and to adopt out the rest to loving homes. For those wanting to adopt our puppies, priority will be given to working-dog homes, such as those wanting to use their puppy for service or therapy dog work in the future. Breeding will start in 2021.
Glacier is a 17-month-old male English Cream Golden Retriever. He has already been PennHip cleared and genetically tested. At two years old he will get OFA testing done.
He will be placed as a service dog in May, 2021 on a stud dog contract. Glacier is a very sweet, people-oriented dog that loves to please and have a job. We are hoping to breed him with other Golden Retrievers, Newfoun
15-month-old male Golden Retriever. He will be PennHip, OFA and Genetically tested in the future.
Owen is one of our current service dogs in training. He will be placed as a psychiatric service dog in South Carolina in May, 2021 on a breeding contract. Owen has a very sensitive, laid back personality that loves snuggles more than anything.
Maple is a 17-month-old Golden Retriever female that has already been PennHip Tested and genetically cleared. She will be OFA tested when she is two years old.
Maple was placed as a therapy dog at an Occupational Therapy office in December, 2020 on a Guardian Contract. Our plan is to breed her with Golden Retrievers and Poodles.
Willow is a 9 month old AKC female Golden Retriever from Puppy Dog Farms. She will be PennHip, OFA and Genetically tested in the future.
Willow was pick of her litter and has the amazing combination of a calm temperament that still has the drive to work and please! She is one of our service dogs in training and as long as she passes health tests our plan is to breed her once or twice befor
8-month-old AKC male Golden Retriever from Sun Hills Golden Retrievers. He will be PennHip, OFA & Genetically tested in the future.
Roswell is a bundle of sunshine and is going to be a very large Golden Retriever when he is full grown. He will make an amazing service dog once he matures some more.
Louise is a 7-month-old AKC female Newfoundland from Umfleet Farms Newfoundlands. She will be PennHip, OFA and Genetically tested in the future.
Louise was purchased with the intention of breeding her with English Labs, Goldens, and Standard Poodles to create the perfect mobility assistance dogs. She is still going through our training program so that just in case she doesn't pass any of h