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Kathy   Gainesville, Florida

7/3/2016 4:53:59 PM

I work with Veterans who have emotional scars from events that happened decades after they were discharged, so the VA won't award them a service dog. Where can they go to get a companion dog?

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Mary   Hingham, Massachusetts

12/15/2015 6:58:59 AM

I would like to adopt a retired service dog. I have had lifelong experience with labs and I love them dearly.

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Rita   San Antonio, Texas

12/15/2015 6:48:23 AM

I would love to adopt a retired service dog

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Dee   Ocala, Florida

4/15/2015 5:59:03 AM

I am in my 70's would love to have a retired service dog. I have worked with dogs all my life.

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Karen Marie freund   middleton, Wisconsin

4/6/2015 12:51:49 PM

This is Karen Marie, There is a retired service dog that was advertised and I would to have her. I have ms. I need help,I no longer drive, and she is in Chicago,I'll. Contact me. 6088310785. Thankyou


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Karen   MIDDLETON, Wisconsin

4/5/2015 1:20:41 PM

I am in need of a service dog. I have me. I would love to have a service dog retired or not. I'm in my 60's. We can grow old together. Help me! Karen marie

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Roie   Chicago, Illinois

11/15/2013 7:32:10 AM

Chicago, IL Retired
We saw her in the observation room with no card and hoped she was a stray that would be reclaimed, when we found out she was left at the shelter after being an elderly persons service dog, we were appalled and sad, she doesn't stand a good chance of getting a home at her age, but man is she sweet, quiet, trained, affectionate the entire
Sasha needs someone who can see beyond her graying muzzle and aging body; someone who is willing and able to offer her a loving home for the rest of her
Anyone who believes that they can offer this gentle girl a forever home is asked to email:
Sasha is located in Chicago, Illinois

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Mary   Red lodge, Montana

7/24/2013 6:13:59 PM

I'm the manager of group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. We are in search of a retired service dog for one of our homes.

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John   Little Falls, New York

6/1/2013 1:50:39 PM

My golden passed away when 1 year ago. I have him 13 years. I am a quadriplegic. I am definitely interested in adopting a retired service dog. I live in central New York state. Please contact me. Thank


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ashlie   centennial, Colorado

1/12/2013 9:26:25 PM

My dad passed away a few years ago and I sorta took over his seeing eye dog as well as his pet dog who was adopted because the vet said Leo the seeing eye dog was depressed without a friend (since my dad's other pet passed). I have a lab of my own so it has become too much for me to care for three big labs, but I'm scared of not finding someone who would adopt both dogs and who can provide the loving and caring environment that the two of them deserve.


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Edward   Suffolk, Virginia

10/29/2012 12:28:19 PM

I am lookin got adopt a retired service or companion dog . I live in Virginia can you tell me where is the best place to contact.

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debbie   Cloudcroft, NM

5/5/2012 8:51:33 PM

I am in New Mexico, but can fly anywhere & would like to adopt an area trained search dog for search and rescue team work. Live on 160 acres in New Mexico National Forest, two teenage kids and lots of


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Carol   New York, NY

4/26/2012 3:23:06 PM

All I know is what's in this description. This service dog was given up by owner who's not well enough to care for him. He's in a kill shelter in NYC and needs to get out now. php?fbid=421847851161433&set=a. 172404072772480.42595.152876678058553&type=1

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candace   sterling, UT

3/15/2012 5:45:59 PM

Hi my name is candace i am 19 years old and my son leeland has many medical diagnosis. He was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and hypopituitarism. He is blind and is on many medications i would love to get him an animal companion to service all of his needs. I would love for him to grow up with a service dog so that he could get the help he needs at all times.I am not in the best money situation and i am hoping to get something as soon as possible. My son is 15 months old but is extremely well with animals.

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Brent   South Burlington, VT

7/28/2011 4:02:48 PM

My mom is 64 and has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. This has been a shock to everyone...especially her. My mom and dad had been discussing the prospect of another dog. Obviously now though, my mom's needs are quite significant as we believe she has progressed beyond the mild to the moderate stage. Any suggestions in terms of a service dog would be greatly appreciated.

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William   Marietta, GA

5/25/2011 3:06:26 PM

Guide dogs for the blind was the only website that offered any info about adopting a retired dog. I guess we are just going to have to call these other groups.

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Laura Essary   Copperas Cove, TX

1/4/2011 11:06:33 AM

I am the amputee that messaged below,

P.S. My e-mail is and I live in Copperas Cove Texas.

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Laura Essary   Copperas Cove, TX

1/4/2011 11:05:21 AM

My name is Laura, I have Servelle Martorel Syndrome, much like the Klippel Treneunay Syndrome that is mentioned above. I had my left leg amputated in June 2010. I am looking for a service dog to help me with brace and balance when I'm walking on my prosthetic (which I've had a lot of trouble with) and also when I'm at home and I don't have my prosthetic on.

I've contacted many organizations but all say you must be 1 year out from becoming disabled and then there is a 1-2 year waiting list. But I am in need now, and in 1-2 years will likely have learned to do everything on my own. I am already looking at possibly having to have my right knee replaced as it's taken so much abuse in my 27 years that it's already becoming painful. A service dog could help me put less strain on that knee. I can't wait 1-2 years or longer.

Also, I can't afford thousands of dollars. I have about $500 that I could pay towards getting a service dog but that's about it.

Please, if anyone knows someone who can help, please let me

Laura Essary

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Carol   Fayetteville, AR

12/2/2010 11:23:29 AM


I have a 3 and 1/2 year old very bright child with mobility difficulties due to Klippel Treneunay Syndrome. I am wondering if any of you know of a dog that is avialable for rehoming (such as the one in Arizona that lost its owner. ) We mainly need help with balance/walking


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Bethany   Houston, TX

11/15/2010 9:03:47 AM

My grandmother is 90 years old and very indepedent, but is slowing down a little. I am looking for a service dog for her. She is a retired teacher, and a widow. We are hoping that with a service dog she will have help picking up things off the floor, and for a companion.

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