What happens if the dogs don't succeed in the program?
Standards for becoming a successful Seeing Eye Dog are very high, due to their essential role in guiding people with low vision and blindness, therefore sadly not all of our dogs will graduate.
While some may continue to support people within other service roles there are some that are better suited to pet life.
That’s where our adoption program steps in. Our highly experienced adoptions team are dedicated to finding the loving homes for our wonderful dogs.
How old are the dogs available for adoption?
A "career change" can occur at any point in the dog's training program. They may be younger dogs from the Puppy Development Program, dogs in formal training or graduated dogs that are retiring from service.
What are the costs involved?
The financial investment of producing, training and caring for our dogs is quite significant. The money generated from the adoption fee is fed straight back into our program and the development of future SED.
So not only are you adopting a dog but you are still supporting SED and our clients.
Generally our dogs are priced for public at $3,000. We do require full payment at the time of the adoption and are not able to offer payment plans.
What is included in the adoption?
Our adoption fee includes a dog that is desexed, fully vaccinated and up-to-date with flea and worming protection.
The rehoming also includes a bag of the dog’s current premium quality food and a high level of post-adoption support.
Have you thought about Puppy Caring?
You can care for a pup from 8 weeks up to 15 months of age, either full-time or a minimum of 6 months if a shorter time is more suitable for you. Apply to be a puppy carer.