Career Change Dogs are wonderful, adoptable dogs who are happy and healthy but just not suited to working for a living. These dogs make loving pets and companions and are looking for their forever homes. They are called CAREER CHANGE DOGS because they have chosen a different “career” path of fun and leisure as a pet. Yes, PET is a valid career choice! After all, when you think of all the responsibility our pets have for our happiness and well-being, how they cheer us up when we’re down, make us laugh, and loves to sit in that special sunny place on the living room floor… it takes a special dog to be a family pet. These dogs make loving pets and companions and are looking for their forever homes.
If you are interested in adopting a Career Change Dog, please complete our Adoptable Dog Application and our staff will contact you when we have a dog that might be right for you. Our primary concern is to the find the most suitable match for both the dog and the new owner. Click HERE to view our current list of available Career Change Dogs. Each of these dogs has been screened for temperament, provided medical care, are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and is on a high quality, nutritious diet. If you have questions about adopting a dog from us or about one of our available dogs, please contact us at (541) 826-9220.
Our adoptable dogs are not Assistance, Service or Therapy Dogs: these dogs are wonderful dogs who are happy and healthy but are just not suited to the working dog life in any of our programs.
Please know that we do NOT charge for our dog adoptions, but we gladly take donations. And because Dogs for Better Lives is located in southern Oregon, our dogs are adopted to homes within a three-hour driving distance of our facility. If you live outside the area, we encourage you to visit your local animal shelter when looking for a dog to add to your family.