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 3/14/2019
Finn is a 1 1/2 year old red toy poodle. He is an active, sweet and loving little guy! He was brought into our Hearing Dog Program many months ago but has been 'career changed' as a companion pet because he does not enjoy being in the car. He will get car sick unless he is riding in someone's lap. He will stay very quiet and sleep while in a lap likely because he is not enjoying the journey. Short car rides are best but otherwise am seeking an individual or family who prefer 'staycations' and are home more than gone. Finn would enjoy a yard to play and he is best suited for someone with a home rather than an apartment or condo dweller as he is vocal often!
If you believe you are the forever home for Finn, please complete an online application and we are happy to answer any further questions for you. Because we conduct our adoptions in the homes of our adoptive families, we prefer to place our dogs within 50 miles of Malibu.