Can Do Canines is occasionally looking for physically sound, emotionally stable puppies two to four months of age to train as assistance dogs.
Do you have a dog you might be willing to donate? If you’re a breeder, have you placed a dog in a home where it is no longer wanted? We may be interested.
Dog Donation Guidelines
- Must live inside your home
- Must be friendly with adults, children, other dogs and cats – No aggression, hyperactivity or destructiveness is permitted
- Must be healthy, with up-to-date medical treatment and records
- Must be free of any disease requiring ongoing medication
- Must be between two months to four months of age
- Must be free of hereditary defects and must have no known eye or heart problems
- Puppies must come from parents with OFA-certified hips and elbows
- Preferred breeds include Golden or Labrador Retrievers, Standard Poodles and Collies, but we are open to most breeds as long as the dog has a suitable temperament
Many mixed breed dogs become successful assistance dogs. We will consider any dog with a personality that shows promise. Contact us for information on pre-testing your dog at home.
By donating a dog, you'll receive a letter acknowledging your donation, which can be used to gain a tax deduction. You'll be notified of the placement of the dog and when it becomes a "certified" assistance dog.
If the dog is not able to complete the training program, you will be notified and given the opportunity to regain ownership of the dog.