New Jobs for Career Changed Dogs

Published in: Update - Issue 1 - 2017 »   

Becoming a Leader Dog is challenging. Even a simple issue such as loving to chase squirrels or preferring lying down to walking keeps a dog from making it through training. However, though a dog may lack the attributes necessary for guide work, their skills may be perfectly suited to an alternative career. We partner with approved nonprofits to place some of our career changed dogs in fields where they can fulfill the goal of helping people in need, such as:

Photo of golden retriever Jaeger wearing his blue Canine Advocacy Program bandanna sitting in a courtroom

CAP Dog Jaeger sits nicely during his first day of
courtroom training.

Canine Advocacy Program (CAP) - When a child witnesses or is a victim of a crime and needs to testify, CAP helps them find the courage to tell their experience to law enforcement and/or court personnel through the comfort of a dog.

Service/Assistance Dogs - People with disabilities other than visual impairment can increase their independence with a service dog. These dogs are custom trained to the specific needs of the individual’s disability.

Dogs for Disabled Veterans - Military veterans suffering from physical or emotional trauma may struggle acclimating to civilian life after returning home from duty. By having a dog to support them during times of physical and emotional stress, many veterans have been able to reclaim their lives.

Working Dogs - Law enforcement and search and rescue organizations train dogs to detect the odor of accelerants, bombs, narcotics, human skin cells and other scents.