Dogs make some of the best friends anyone could ask for. So when thinking about owning one, adopting is a GREAT idea (especially because shelters are overcrowded). If you’re lookin’ for a super obedient and lovable new dog, bring home a retired service dog or one that wants to make a “career-change.” They’re well-trained, not to mention beyond cute.
- Discuss it. This is a big (life-changing!) decision. Make sure your parents, siblings, roommates, etc. are chill with adopting a dog. And that everyone involved understands the responsibilities that come with being a pet owner.
- Do your research. There are many reputable orgs (Guide Dogs of America , Canine Champions , and Freedom Service Dogs , Guide Dogs for the Blind , etc.) that are looking for loving homes for these beautiful dogs. Find out which ones are accepting adoption applications.
- Fill out the paperwork. You'll be notified after your application has been reviewed and a match has been made.
- Travel to the dog training campus. You'll be required to travel to the campus (some places within a week) of notification that a potentially suitable dog is available.
- Bond with your new dog!
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