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 6/28/2018
Coal is a 6 ish year old Miniature Poodle. He weighs approximately 17 pounds. He is a very friendly and loving dog. He is playful and smart and funny.
Coal is also extremely energetic. He gets overly excited by people and critters outside and likes to run in circles and bark. He will do this until a human interrupts the behavior. He could be in the ADHD category if one existed for dogs. In the house he settles down nicely and isn’t nearly as reactive.
He is a healthy dog, overall.
Please note that we only adopt our Career Change Dogs to homes within approximately 50 miles from our location in Malibu, CA. If you are interest in adopting Jetty, please fill out our online application found under 'Dogs for Adoption' at www.samsimonfoundation.com Someone will contact you to arrange a meet and greet IF we think he is a good match with your application.