Home Skilled Companion Dog
A home skilled companion dog is trained to help in home settings only. The dog may assist with in-home tasks similar to mobility or autism dogs (as listed above) such as assisting a person with autism or with intellectual disabilities in the home setting to foster bonding relationships and assist with therapies and life skills development.
These dogs do NOT have public access rights.
If you are interested in applying for a this type of assistance dog, you can start the process by completing and submitting an application.
Public Adoption Dog
Sometimes no suitable VIP or PWAP home can be found for one of our dogs. In that case we make the dog available for a public adoption. PAALS has a waiting list for people who would like to adopt a career change dog in exchange for a donation to help offset the cost of the dog’s training, veterinary care, etc.