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 8/23/2017
Jazz is a 4 year old Yellow Lab mix that came to us originally at 6 months of age from an LA County Shelter. He was trained to be a PTSD Service Dog and placed with a war veteran for 2 years as his Service Dog before life circumstances changed and Jazz was returned to us. Jazz is a wonderful, sweet, affectionate dog and because he is also quite energetic dog that loves to keep busy, we decided to begin working with him on training as a Hearing Dog. We have recently decided to release him from this training and place him as a companion pet. He does have food sensitivities and can only eat specific foods. He also suffers with the occasional ear infection and itchy skin from seasonal pollens that we have been able to quickly resolve for him. Any person or family that is interested in meeting Jazz should have the financial means and desire to provide the exercise, diet and care Jazz needs to live comfortably. He truly is a special dog!