Welcome to The Sam Simon Foundation

"Saving the lives of dogs, to enrich the lives of people"



Hearing Dog Program

Hearing Dogs are specially trained to alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing to common household sounds such as door knocks, telephones, and smoke alarms. We carefully match our Hearing Dogs with qualifying applicants living in Central and Southern California, Western Nevada and Western Arizona free of training costs.

Home Hearing Dogs are ideal for kids or adults with a severe to profound hearing loss. Certified Hearing Dogs also have training to be helpful outside the home such as in a workplace.


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Service Dogs for Veterans

PTSD Service Dogs are trained and matched with post 9/11 veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI as a result of their military service.

We primarily train retrievers to assist veterans coping with PTSD in various public settings as well those who experience balance issues and/or anxiety. Our dogs are placed with qualifying veterans living in Central and Southern California, Western Nevada and Western Arizona free of training costs.


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Career Change Dogs

Dogs that do not complete training to become Assistance Dogs are given a "Career Change" as wonderful companion pets. We place our adoptable dogs in loving homes generally within Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

To meet an eligible dog for adoption, we ask that you first complete our online application.


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Rehoming Your Dog

Do you need to find another loving home for your young dog? Do you think your dog would enjoy having a job?

We are currently accepting qualifying dogs into our program who may go on to be Hearing Dogs or Service Dogs for Veterans. We offer a unique training experience in a cage-free home environment for our dogs with 24/7 live-in instructors.


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We are a 501 C3 non-profit organization privately funded by The Sam Simon Foundation Giving Fund so we do not accept any public donations. WE OFFER THESE SERVICES FREE OF COST TO ALL RECIPIENTS OF OUR PROGRAMS.