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What is a Career Change Dog?

Our professional trainers carefully select our dogs by evaluating them for temperament, health and eagerness to please. They are rescued from shelters where they are at risk for euthanasia. They enter a rigorous training program to become Hearing Dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Not all of our outstanding dogs can meet the demands of becoming a Certified Assistance Dog, thus the need for a "Career Change". They are, however, still winners, and make wonderful pets. Many are already housebroken and some know basic obedience commands. In short, these "near misses" make wonderful companions. We can help match you with a lifelong canine companion.

As of January 2015: All adoptions will include a free PetSmart Beginner Training Course (6 weeks) compliments of The Sam Simon Foundation when you sign up with your new dog.



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Pink is a 1 year old terrier mix and weighs about 30 lbs. She loves to play with other dogs and although she is initially a bit shy with people she has never met, she enjoys affection and is quite sweet. She would do best in a home with another small confident, playful dog and with a couple or single person who has retired from work or working from home. She enjoys car rides and regular outings which currently include a 3 mile walk several times a week.

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Gus is Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix approximately 2 years old. He is sweet and friendly and a tad bit shy in new environments. He enjoys playing with other dogs, but always has one eye on his person. He's housebroken and healthy.

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