Working Dog Adoption Information
If you want to adopt, we also hope you will choose to support the work and expense required to keep bringing these dogs home.
These dogs are RETIRED. They are not suitable and cannot be certified as Service Dogs for any purpose. Their work is finished.
Know before you apply that there can be a waiting period if we do not have working dogs available at the time.
We do not maintain a kennel of dogs. We rescue Working Dogs as we become aware of them and place them afterwards.
We cannot guarantee that if approved you will receive a dog.
The dogs we primarily have for placement are Contract Working Dogs. They do the same job as Military Working Dogs but are not owned by the Government.
There are times when we re-home Military Working Dogs that been previously adopted, yet again we have no way to know when a particular dog may become available.
IMPORTANT – Please understand that before you can adopt, assuming you meet the particular needs criteria for a dog, we check EVERYTHING.
If you have other pets we will call your Vet to see if they receive regular care.
Your home must meet acceptable standards. Standards vary by the type of dog to be placed.
You have to be stable and have plenty of time to devote to a working dog. They must be walked at least twice a day, plus playtime as well. They cannot be left alone for long periods.
You must be able to afford the cost of transportation and care for the dog you want to adopt.
Too many dogs get “sorry boy, we just can’t afford to do that for you now.”
We only raise funds for transport for former handlers that meet all other criteria and simply cannot afford to fly their buddy home.
We do a very thorough check and can tell you that if there are issues we will uncover them.
We are all volunteers and really appreciate it when others respect the value of our time.
Mission K9 Rescue acts an intermediary/rescue between entities with retiring Working Dogs and cannot guarantee the availability or suitability of any Working Dog for adoption.
There are many that want to adopt these heroes and not that many heroes to go around, so please understand that while we do our best to place as many Working Dogs as possible, we cannot guarantee that you will receive a retired working dog.
Mission K9 works to place a retiring Working Dog in the best home possible for that particular dog.
We cannot continue our work without the support of those that wish to adopt.
You can donate to Mission K9 Rescue via Paypal to MissionK9Rescue@gmail.com
If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:
Mission K9 Rescue
3529 Old Conejo Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.