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On occasion, guide dogs within our organization are released from the program because of retirement age, temperament or health issues. When this happens, we need to re-home these dogs with loving adopters.
If you think you can provide a permanent and loving home, we encourage you to apply.
All applicants undergo an interview and training process.
Please note, however, that applicants are not guaranteed a dog. Each time a dog is released, all applicants in our database are considered, and thus the application process is not first-come, first-served.
Responsibilities that come with Adopting a Former Guide Dog
The Adoption Process
With a limited number of dogs available, the waiting list is long and it can be several years before a dog is available for you to adopt.
When a dog becomes available, we will contact the family who most suits the needs and personality of that particular dog. This may not always be the family who has been on the waiting list the longest.
Adoption fee: $600. The adoption fee helps to defray the expenses that Guide Dogs of Texas has incurred in health care, training, and maintenance of the dog.
When we contact you about adopting a dog, we will inform you of the dog’s background, medical history, and the reason it is being released from the training program. This information should help you with your decision.
For further information or to apply to become an adoptive family, you can call our training department at (210) 366-4081, or download the Rehome Adoption Application and e-mail it to us. Once you have been accepted onto our waiting list, you are encouraged to follow-up with the training staff on a quarterly basis. The adoption process is lengthy and your continued interest will assist us in our placement process.