puppy placements

Here at Divine Pups we are proud to raise our puppies using a service dog curriculum to empower, build nerve strength and confidence.
All these traits are important regardless of their final placement.

All puppies are raised using the same curriculum, but ultimately it is their own traits that will determine the type of home or job they will excel the most in.

We don’t raise perfect puppies because they do not exist. However, through temperament evaluations we can recommend specific puppies for matching placements.

The types of placement are as follows:

  Companion
  ESA
  Therapy
  Facility
  Service

Are our puppies trained to do these jobs? The answer is No.
Our puppies are set up for success through curriculum and correct placement. We value your needs and we respect their voice.

There will be commitments with every placement, and you must have real dog ownership expectations. We are confident in our program and matches so that through your commitment in self training or with a certified trainer your puppy will fulfill the big jobs they were born to do!

Emotional Support Dog

These animals may be used as part of a medical treatment plan but are NOT considered service animals under the ADA. Support animals provide companionship, help with depression, anxiety and certain phobias. They are allowed on airplanes and in housing with medical documentation. No general public access rights. Oftentimes this animal is a pet.

ADA National Network

Service Dog

A dog individually trained to do work or perform tasks benefitiung an individual with a disability. This includes physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. The task MUST be directly related to the person’s disability. These well-trained dogs have full public access rights and are protected under the ADA. Not a pet.

ADA National Network

Therapy Dog

Dogs who provide many people with theraputic contact, usually in a hospital, school or clinical setting, to improve their physical, social, emotional and or cognitive functioning. These dogs do NOT have public access rights. Permission must be granted to enter public facilities and certification may be requested.

AKC article on ESA and Therapy Dogs

Companion Dog

Companion dogs are not trained to perform specific tasks related to any disability, much like an emotional support dog. They are not required as part of a medical treatment plan. This is a family pet. They may or may not be well-behaved. They are great for comfort, friendship and overall health. These animals are owned for pleasure, not work. No public access rights.

AKC article-  10 benefits of having a dog

Facility Dog

Facility dogs who work with a professional usually in a clinic setting or in a residence. They are trained to do specific, skilled tasks in a large variety of different situations inside the facility environment. Usually with multiple clients. Some facilities with these specifically trained dogs could be schools, victim advocate centers for victims in a painful criminal trial, hospitals, residential centers, and physical therapy centers.

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