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 3-4 year old Miniature Poodle we initially rescued to enter our Hearing Dog Program. Coal is very sweet, playful and energetic but needs an experienced home. He is easily excitable by visible activity such as dogs, gardeners and general. He would be most successful living in quiet home with very little visual 'triggers' more typical of a privately fenced backyard. His house manners are generally good and he can be both calm and relaxed indoors. He is comfortably crate trained and will run in when directed. Coal seems to be more interested in bonding with adults than kids although he doesn’t mind receiving affection from anyone. He is not going to be the right fit for someone looking for a playmate for their primary dog; he prefers people. If you are interested in learning more about Coal, please fill out our online application under the link ‘Dogs for Adoption’ at samsimonfoundation.com so we can better answer your questions. Although we are looking for the right forever home for Coal, we will also consider a long term foster commitment for him as well.
Posted on 12/9/2016
Cocolette is an 11 year old Toy Poodle. She is sweet and friendly with adults, but she does not like children. She has some allergies and a crooked hind leg. Her inability to get enough exercise has created a challenge of keeping her weight down. She will need a home with the finances necessary to deal with her physical issues and a home without children under the age of approximately 10. If you are interested, please fill out our online application.
Posted on 6/8/2017
Flash is a 13 year young Border Collie/Flat Coat Retreiver-ish mix. He worked as a loyal Service Dog for a person with a profound hearing loss for over 11 1/2 years. He is now ready to enjoy his retirement with a new family. He is very healthy and still quite active. He's housebroken, walks nicely on leash, and is very well socialized. If you would like more information about adopting him, please fill out our online application.
Posted on 8/15/2017
Willy is a 12 week old Yorkshire Terrier who was surrendered to a local shelter with possible parvo virus. He recovered from illness quickly and now lives in a home environment among dogs of all sizes. He enjoys the company of one particular smaller female mix but does like to follow the rest around the house and yard. Willy is outgoing, friendly, active and has a strong personality. He is a quick learner and has picked up on potty training outside, using his pee pad less each week. Willy is comfortable in a "play pen" environment for sleeping or when we cannot be with him in the same room. He has also begun learning the feel of a leash and will join in on neighborhood walks from the safety of a puppy stroller until he has received all his vaccinations. Willy will do best in a home with someone who has experience with Yorkies or terriers and also has the time and desire to enroll in a puppy class.