Buddy Dogs

Occasionally we have a dog that doesn't quite reach the standard required by Assistance Dogs International to qualify as an Assistance Dog. This puppy/dog is then rehomed and released from the programme. Puppies/dogs that are released from the programme are typically 6-18 mths of age and will be vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. 

They will have been raised in our Puppy Programme, will be house trained and have a level of obedience depending on their age at the time of release.

Is a Buddy Dog for you?

If you are interested in adopting a dog, please review carefully the information below.

Types of dogs available for rehoming:

  • Buddy Dogs
  • Retired Dogs
  • Dogs with health issues
  • Ambassador Dogs

Please be aware that these dogs will have been released from the programme for different reasons and some may not be suitable for homes with young children.

  • Are you at home most of the day?

  • Do you have an enclosed garden?

  • Our dogs are house dogs so must be kept inside

  • They will need regular daily exercise

  • They must have regular vet visits and be insured.
How to apply

Please bear in mind that as it is rare enough for a puppy/dog to be released from the programme, it is therefore unlikely for you to be offered a dog immediately. We will place your application on file and it will be assessed, along with any others, if/when a puppy is to be released from the programme. We take time and consideration in matching all of our dogs to suitable homes and this is a top priority for us.

For further information and full criteria please click on the link on the right.


Buddy Dogs Criteria