Adopting A Release Dog
A dog can be released from the PAALS program at anytime during the two-year period he or she is being trained for any of the following reasons: hip and elbows X-rays show that the dog may not be strong enough for a working role, temperament not compatible with service work, or allergies which can lead to medical costs or treatment not feasible for a person with a disability.
PAALS tries to match these dogs with families that have a special needs individual who can benefit from a safe companion, but all families are welcome to fill out an application. PAALS has a waiting list for people who would like to adopt a career change dog in exchange for a donation. If you are interested, please complete this application and mail to the address on the bottom of the form. You will be contacted when a career change dog becomes available.