Adopt a dog that doesn’t meet criteria to become a service dog! Puppies and dogs in training may be released from their training program at any time. ADS puppies or dogs that do not meet standards for behaviour, health or temperament are disqualified and adopted out as companion or pet dogs to those approved by ADS and are waiting. These dogs typically have minor health or behaviour problems and would make wonderful pet dogs.
Companion Dogs for Children or Adults with Special Needs
ADS matches companion dogs to people of all ages with special needs who would benefit from the companionship of a pet dog at home. These dogs have some training but did not complete full certification to become service dogs. Companion dogs do not have any public access and are not provided with a service dog jacket and cannot be utilized in public places. If you are interested in this program please complete the adoption form and indicate so on the related question on the form. If you have any questions please contact
Who can apply to be put on the adoption list?
Dogs are available to residents of the GTA, Cambridge, K-W, London, Windsor, and surrounding areas.
There is an adoption fee of $2000 for the adopting released puppies and dogs to cover expenses that the puppy or dog has incurred while in the ADS training program. For more information about adopting a disqualified dog contact or fill out this link: Adoption Form