Can you adopt ex guide dogs?

Asked By: Erika Abbott
Date created: Sun, Apr 11, 2021 12:08 PM
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When no known person is able to take on a four-legged family member, there is one last option for adoption.

Because of how well-behaved assistance dogs are, there is a four- to six-year waiting list to adopt a retired guide dog.

Candidates must adhere to strict criteria in order to be eligible pet owners.

Answered By: Grady Wintheiser
Date created: Mon, Apr 12, 2021 2:11 PM
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When no known person is able to take on a four-legged family member, there is one last option for adoption.

Because of how well-behaved assistance dogs are, there is a four- to six-year waiting list to adopt a retired guide dog.

Candidates must adhere to strict criteria in order to be eligible pet owners.

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Adopting two at once, you don't have the opportunity to learn about his personality first. Having two dogs in the home may lessen the likelihood of separation anxiety. They will have each other to keep each other company. Siblings will need to be separated during certain times of the day.
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Guide dogs (also known as service animals, assistance animals, or colloquially as seeing eye dogs) are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles.

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The person must be legally blind, able to travel independently (good orientation and mobility skills), and well-suited to work with a dog.

All of our services are provided completely free of charge to our clients.

See if you're ready for a guide dog.

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When you see a guide dog on the job, it is extremely important that you recognize that it is at work.

Guide dogs work very hard every day, but they lead extremely happy lives, full of lots of attention and stimulation.

Dogs only end up working as Guide dogs if they absolutely love the work.

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Guide Dogs assist blind and visually impaired people by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, and negotiating traffic.

The harness and U-shaped handle fosters communication between the dog and the blind partner.

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With the exception of breeding dogs, all guide dogs are neutered.

Male puppies are castrated during the puppy-walking period at approximately 8 months of age and bitches are spayed after their first season.

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