Released Dogs

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.

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.

Interested in a released dog?
If you would like to be notified when a released dog is available please add your name to the wait list. As dogs become available, we will notify wait list members. Add your name here