FSD Pet dog

At Freedom Service Dogs, we believe dogs can make a profound difference in the everyday lives of people challenged by disabilities. We breed and custom-train service dogs, professional therapy dogs, and skilled companions–each one placed with the individual or situation for which it is best suited.

For some dogs they are best suited to be pet dogs where they can pursue the passions and interests of their choosing rather pursing careers as working dogs. These dogs are placed as pet dogs and it's our duty to find them loving homes. Dogs may join our Pet Dog Placement program because they:

  • do not meet the qualifications to become an FSD Service Dog, FSD Professional Therapy Dog, or FSD Skilled Companion Dog
  • may lack confidence, be easily distracted, or unable to resist chasing the occasional squirrel
  • have X-rays or eye exams indicating they cannot complete service dog certification or or may have other medical issues
  • require advanced behavior modification

Please note that the placement for an FSD Pet Dog is $3,000. This fee helps defray the costs of spaying/neutering, testing and vaccinating our dogs,  treatment of health conditions, medications, any necessary surgical procedures, and more. 

Please note 

To apply for an FSD Pet Dog, please email [email protected] and request an application. 


  1. We are located in Colorado and are accepting applications from Colorado residents and from out of state applicants who are willing to travel to Colorado at their own expense. 
  2. You must be willing to travel to FSD located in Englewood, CO within 7 business days of notification to meet a potential dog. 
  3. You must be 21 years of age or older and a Colorado resident to submit an application.
  4. Welcoming a pet dog into your home is a 10-15 year commitment. While we know and appreciate your desire to have a companion during these times, please consider how you may feel if your circumstances change. This is a lifetime commitment.
  5. We currently only have 1-2 dogs available for pet placement per month. If you are looking to add a new pet dog to your home more quickly, you may also want to apply through other organizations. 

Most of the dogs eligible for placement as pet dogs have not gone through service dog training. They are NOT service dogs. The amount of training they have had varies. To make them successful family pets, behavior modification may be required, and guidance from a professional trainer may be recommended.

We receive an overwhelming number of pet placement applications. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to each one individually. After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirming we have received your application, we will then get you added to our waitlist. We DO NOT place our dogs on a first come, first served basis but rather try to match families to available dogs. We will be in contact when we think we have a match for you.