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.
Posted on 8/24/2016
Coal is a 5 year old mixed breed dog. We ran a DNA test through Cornell University and they were very accurate. He is a mix of Poodle, Schnauzer, Silky Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, and Water Spaniel. He only looks like a poodle. His personality is exactly like a Schnauzer/Silky/Yorkie.
He likes to run in circles around the yard and bark. Usually it's because he sees a squirrel or a particular person walking by. He doesn't have the self control to stop himself, so he will need a person there to call him to you and hold him. Indoors he is much calmer. He sleeps soundly and is totally housebroken.
He is fine at home by himself for short periods of time as long as he can't see out a window or anyting like that.
If you are familiar with his breeds and live within 75 miles of Malibu, please fill out our online application at www.samsimonfoundation.org.