Not all dogs have the temperament or health required to become an assistance dog. These dogs, with up to two years of high-level training, are available for adoption from ICAN. Dogs with useful skillsets are available for use as career change dogs, while other dogs are available to the general public as pets or companions.
Pricing of release dogs for adoption can depend on the age of the dog, the amount of training received, as well as any noted behavioral or health problems. ICAN release dogs are neutered or spayed and have received all recommended vaccinations.
These healthy, well-mannered and trained dogs can often assume other roles such as drug enforcement, search and rescue, or substance detection. ICAN-trained dogs not only have good dispositions but also possess skillsets that can be readily identified and matched to a particular agency or need.
Dogs who are trained by ICAN, but do not acquire the many skills needed, or have health or behavioral complications that prevent them from becoming an assistance dog, are also available for general adoption. Adopting a highly-trained ICAN dog into your family can be a great decision for those interested in a pet and lifelong companion.