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Career Change Dogs

A purpose for every pooch.

Becoming a guide dog takes a very special combination of health, skill and behavioral soundness. Our standards are extremely high, and not all dogs end up meeting those standards. But even those dogs who don't become guides are incredibly talented and well-trained; we lovingly call them "career change" dogs. 

But that's not just a silly title! Many of our dogs go on to have different careers that assist people and communities in a wide variety of service roles. Outside of GDB, many of our dogs go on to have other jobs such as search and rescue, medical alert work, or pet therapy.

Dog Adoption

Interested in adopting one of our career change dogs?

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