Most of our career change dogs are between one and two years old, and are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers or Golden/Lab crosses.

TLCAD prefers to place career change dogs as pets in adoptive homes near our training centers in San Diego or Sacramento areas. We will consider adoptees outside of these areas, but please note that all expenses for transporting the adopted dog are the responsibility of the adoptee. 

TLCAD requests a donation of $1,000 for each career changed dog adopted as a highly skilled pet.  Most pure bred puppies cost us $1,000-2,000 to purchase, then we spend approximately $1,250 per month on each dog in professional training, programming, food and healthcare.  Your donation helps us recover a small portion of those costs.

Please note that TLCAD career change dogs can NOT be used as service dogs, facility dogs or demonstration dogs nor have they been fully trained to aide a person with disabilities.

If you would like to be notified when released dogs are available, please complete the form below.