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.

 
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ADOPTION OPTIONS

$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
Adopt-a-Dog Plush
 

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!
Zeke is smart and loves adventure in any form! He loves spending time his people and is always ready to work.
Zadie just started her advanced training is on her way to becoming an amazing service dog! She is sweet and sassy.

Zeus is an old soul with a very calm temperament. He has a smart and loving personality with a desire to please.

Zeplyn is a people-pleaser and has a big desire to learn and work. He has a quiet, sensitive personality and loves to snuggle!

Zip is sweet-natured, loving, and smart. He is the first to greet every person he meets.

Aspen is silly, cuddly and very bright.  Follow her journey with her puppy raiser #adventureswithaspen on Instagram.

Zion is very smart and loyal.  His calm and warm personality really comes out when he is with 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.

Axel is one of the newest pups in the program.  He is smart, dependable and eager to learn. He is living his best life in California with his volunteer puppy raisers for this phase of his training.

Ayla joined ASDA along with her brother Axel. She is sweet, curious, and happy to be with her people.  She recently visited Disneyland for the first time!