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 11/18/2021

Ethel is a 9 month old terrier mix who enjoys trick training. A few tricks she has learned are roll over, high 5 and wave hello. She is very sweet and loving once she gets comfortable with her person. Enjoys playing with children that are kind and gentle and loves cats.

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 Ethel, please fill out our online application found under 'Dogs for Adoption' at www.samsimonfoundation.com If we think she is a good match with your application, someone will contact you to arrange a meet and greet.