We unleash the potential of shelter dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need.

Adopt a Dog

About Our Adoption Program

Since 1987, Freedom Service Dogs of America has believed that shelter dogs have the ability to become amazing service dogs. We are proud to partner with shelters and rescue groups to identify dogs that have the potential to make great service dogs. Of the dogs we take in, only one in three will become fully-trained service or therapy dogs. The remaining dogs go into our adoption program so that we can find them loving homes. Please note that most of our adoptable dogs have not gone through service dog training. They have been released from our training program because they:

  • do not have the qualifications to become a service dog
  • may be timid, easily distracted, or unable to resist chasing the occasional squirrel
  • have x-rays or eye exams indicating they cannot complete service dog certification

All dogs that come through our doors receive a second chance at finding their calling in life. Consider making a difference by adopting one of these special dogs!

Interested in adopting? 

Fill out an adoption application here.

Contact David Neff at 303-922-6231 or dneff@freedomservicedogs.org to make an appointment to meet a dog.


Come to FSD for our next adoption open house event:
The first Wednesday of each month
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Freedom Service Dogs
7193 S Dillon Ct
Englewood, CO 80112

Adoption protocol for open house events:

  • We request a quick survey before meeting a dog instead of a full application
  • Visit with the dog(s) you are interested in getting to know (if multiple people are interested in the same dog, there may be some wait time)
  • If you like the dog – fill out an application!
  • If you are the right fit for the dog, you will get a response within 24 hours after meeting the dog, and will have an additional 24 hours to complete the adoption and pick up your new furry friend from FSD.

adopt a rescue dog - black labCost to Adopt from FSD

FSD requests a minimum adoption fee of $300-$500 depending on the dogs level of training to help recover a portion of the medical and evaluation expense incurred with each dog.

All dogs are current on distemper combo, kennel cough, rabies vaccinations, have a microchip identification, and are spayed or neutered. Some of the dogs have had eye examinations hip, shoulder, and elbow X-rays.

Questions? Contact David Neff at 303-922-6231 or dneff@freedomservicedogs.org.

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