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K9 Buddy Application

 

Thank you for your interest in the K9 Buddy Program! Dogs available for adoption are purebred Labrador Retrievers (black and yellow), Golden Retrievers, and Labrador/Golden Retriever crossbreeds. Most are young adult dogs that are unsuitable to be Guide Dogs for medical or behavioral reasons, but would make excellent friends for youth. A few older retired guides or breeding stock may occasionally become available. Each dog is spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations and heart preventative. Dogs placed from our campuses have had hip and elbow x-rays and eye examinations. None of these dogs may be used as working guides for the visually impaired.

Guide Dogs for the Blind strives to match each individual dog with a home that meets the specific needs of both the dog and the adopter. Therefore, placement is not based on the length of time an application has been on file. The application is not transferable. There is no way to predict when an appropriate dog for you may become available. Filing an application does not guarantee receipt of a dog. We will contact you with further questions and to arrange for a home interview and program orientation. Applicants must be willing to participate in and complete a course of training. Permanent placement of K9 Buddy dog is contingent on progress and development between the family and K9 Buddy.

K9 Buddies are only placed in the eight Western states in the US, the same area we have puppies being raised and the staff to support these programs.

  Please provide us with your information so we may process your application:

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Question - Not Required - Date of birth:




   


 

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Question - Not Required - Is the child legally blind?


 
Question - Not Required - Do you own or rent your home?


   


 
Question - Not Required - Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs?


   


 
Question - Not Required - Besides the K9 Buddy applicant, are there other persons with special needs in your home?


 

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Question - Not Required - Have you ever taken a dog through an obedience class?


 
Question - Not Required - Are you able / willing to purchase and use a dog crate?


   


 
Question - Not Required - Where would the dog be when alone?




 
Question - Not Required - Where would the dog be at night?




 
Question - Not Required - Do you have a securely fenced yard?


   


 
Question - Not Required - Do you have an enclosed dog run?


   


 
Question - Not Required - May a GDB representative visit your home to perform a fence check?


 
Question - Not Required - May a GDB representative visit your home to perform an interview?


 

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Question - Not Required - Are all of the dogs currently in your home and/or that you have had in the past spayed/neutered?


 

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I understand that it is my responsibility to keep Guide Dogs for the Blind informed of changes in my address and phone number, as well as changes in my interest in adopting a K9 Buddy.

 
Question - Not Required - By checking 'Yes', I certify that I understand the information provided on this page and that the information I have provided above is correct.


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