Thereâ€™s a waiting list to adopt retired guide dogs!
Most organizations give first priority to the person who has had the dog. However, that person is often looking for a new guide dog and canâ€™t keep a pet in addition to their working dog. In that case the retired guide dog is adopted out and there is usually a very long list of people who would like to adopt a guide dog who either didnâ€™t make it through the training or who is being retired. Most guide dog training organizations say that their waiting list is any where from 1â€“6 years to adopt a guide dog!
Here are the adoption pages for just a few of the guide dog training organizations: