Power Paws breeding program is specifically intended to produce highly skilled assistance dogs. We only breed the highest quality Golden Retriever and Labrador Retrievers. Parents are health checked for hips, elbows, eyes and heart. Above all these dogs have the correct temperament for assistance dog work. There are rare instances when our dogs in training do not meet our high medical or temperament standards. In those cases, we find them loving homes where they can live as pets.
Cost of our “released dogs” is dependent on many factors. Some of these factors include, age, reason for release, and how far along they are in their training. We have invested a lot in every dog we raise and below is a breakdown of some of our costs.
Cost of breeding and raising the puppy, conception to 8 weeks $1000.00
Food per month $40.00
Vaccinations and routine vet care $200.00 per year
Medical Clearances (depending on age) – $600.00
Flea/Tick/Heartworm Preventive per month $30.00
Doesn’t include all the time spent training and socializing.
Due to our high success rate, Power Paws has more applicants waiting for “released dogs” than we have dogs available. Once you are on the waiting list, you will receive an email when a dog is available. Our selection process is based on the suitability of the dog’s needs rather than first come first serve basis. We allow a 30 day trial when we place a “released dog” with a family and in some cases the first family does not work out, therefore you may see that the same dog is available again. In these cases, it is usually not the dog’s fault but the family who has decided they weren’t ready to make the commitment. The cost of these dogs is $3,000.00++.
Interested in adopting a released dog?
Contact Meg Flynn