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Thank you for your interest in our Rehoming Program!
At Guide Dogs Queensland, every dog and puppy is valued, and ultimately finds its place in the world, whether as a highly trained Guide Dog, another type of service dog, or a much-loved family pet.
Our dogs and puppies are assessed in health and temperament for suitability in the Guiding role. When a dog is considered unsuitable for Guide work, we will investigate alternative roles for the dog (such as Therapy or other assistance programs). As such, our dogs are only occasionally available for rehoming as pets, and we cannot guarantee timeframes or specific colours, ages etc. Due to the minimal numbers of dogs entering our rehoming program each year, we can't guarantee a match will be found, so we encourage applicants to also continue searching for their new family member elsewhere.
As our dogs are used to constant human company we do have some main criteria which need to be met before we can consider an application.
To rehome a dog or puppy from Guide Dogs, you will need to:
Dogs in the rehoming program are usually between 8 months and 2 years old. Usually, they're withdrawn because of either:
Most of the time, clients or Breeding Dog carers choose to keep their beloved dogs once they retire. Unfortunately due to the very few number of older dogs that ever become available for rehoming, we're unable to accept any more applications for those only seeking older, retired dogs.
If you would like to become involved, we have some volunteer roles that may interest your family. Click here to find out more.
The cost to adopt one of our young adults from the Rehoming Program is $2,500. In some circumstances (e.g. health, temperament or age-related) we may offer a reduced cost, which will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.