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Visitors pet a black lab puppy.Thank you for your interest in applying for a career change dog!

Because we receive many more applications for adoption than we have dogs available, our selection process is based on suitability rather than on a first-come, first-served basis. Our dogs are adopted by matching the needs of both the dog and the potential adopting home. Applicants not selected for adoption consideration will be notified by letter.

None of these dogs may be used as working guides for the visually impaired, nor have they been trained to perform tasks for persons with other special needs.

This application is for Guide Dogs' career change/retired guide dog adoption program. There is a $750 adoption fee (not tax deductible), collected at the time of adoption, if a suitable match becomes available.

Please note: Interested adopters and their families must be willing to travel, at their own expense, to either our San Rafael, California, or Boring, Oregon, campus within a week of being notified by our Dog Placement office that a potentially suitable dog is available.

Click here for the secure dog adoption application.