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 and for an application form, fill out your details below or directly email nadine@aadi.ie.

Buddy Dogs Criteria


I confirm that I am over 18 years of age and I have permission to keep a dog within my home (written permission required if you are living in rental accomodation).

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