ADOPT A SERVICE DOG!
ASDA's Symbolic Adoption Program
The generous gift of symbolically adopting a dog will help train them to one day become an autism service dog and help a child in need. The average autism service dog costs between $30,000 and $50,000 to be fully trained before joining their forever family. 100% of your gift is tax-deductible and goes towards the training of a future autism service dog.
Our service dogs provide physical safety and an emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child tethered to a service dog, families can engage in activities as simple as going to the park or going out to eat as a family. When out in the community, a service dog increases safety and helps families feel secure. The service dog’s calming presence can minimize and often eliminate emotional outbursts, enabling the child to more fully participate in community and family activities. In many cases, the service dog accompanies the child to school, helping with transitions between activities and locations. Having a service dog helps increase opportunities for the child to develop social and language skills with others. In short, our service dogs are truly life-changing for families affected by autism.
Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals living with autism, and their families, by providing well-trained service dogs.
Working together we can make a difference in children’s lives and help them to connect with the world.
$55 Autism Service Dog Adoption
When you symbolically adopt one of the dogs for $55 you will receive a downloadable adoption certificate, picture of the dog you adopted, and a letter from the Executive Director.
$100 Autism Service Dog Adoption
When you symbolically adopt one of the dogs for $100 you will receive an adoption certificate, picture of the dog you adopted, and a letter from the Executive Director in the mail.
$250 Autism Service Dog Adoption
When you symbolically adopt one of the dogs at the $250 level you will receive an adoption certificate, picture of the dog you adopted, and a letter from the Executive Director and an adorable plush dog in the mail.
DOGS IN TRAINING
The pups below are our autism service dogs-in-training.
Click on any picture below to symbolically adopt that dog!
Xander wants to learn and please and is always up for a big, hairy, fluffy hug from his humans! He has a goofy streak and shakes his head while walking backwards in his way to talk back. Sweet, loving, endearing and, yes, a little bit stubborn.
Vance is very gentle and laid-back. He loves the outdoors and is always up for snuggling!
Zadie just turned one and is on her way to becoming an amazing service dog! She is sweet and sassy.
Yuma is full of life and spunk. Eager to work and learn, she is a joy to be around. She is fun and spirited.
Zeplyn is a people-pleaser and has a big desire to learn and work. He has a quiet, sensitive personality and loves to snuggle!
Zion is always ready to learn and explore! He has an energetic personality. He loves his people.
Zuke loves to be with his people and loves to be the center of attention! He is curious about life and ready to learn.
Zeke is smart and loves adventure in any form! He loves spending time his people and is always ready to work.
Zeus is an old soul with a very calm temperament. He has a smart and loving personality with a desire to please.
Zip is sweet-natured, loving, and smart. He is the first to greet every person he meets.
Aspen is the most recent addition to the service dog program. She is silly, cuddly and very bright. Follow her journey with her puppy raiser #adventureswithaspen on Instagram.