How SDWR Acquires Dogs
About Our Service Dogs
Health clearances for all dogs that go through our organization include:
- Centro Nuclear Myopathy (CNM)
- Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) all rated excellent to good
- Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) certified
- Optigen Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Exercise Intolerance Collapse (EIC) clearances
For more information visit our Contact Us Page or call us at 540-543-2307.
Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers’ offers a one-of-a-kind training program to ensure that maximum alert competencies in the dog are achieved.
Because SDWR service dogs are placed for ten years of service, SDWR tests for pups that are able to achieve maximum alert and response ability, that have appropriate stock and build, that have a reliable, even temperament and ample service characteristics, as well as excellent memory performance. Once placed into the homes of families in need, trainers return to visit placement families every 90 days (for two to three days at a time) over a two-year continued training period. This provides the service dog and family with consistent support for improved alerting, signaling, fetching, companionship and communication. Without ongoing dog and family training, the family can forget or confuse signals or not realize that the dog will forget signals, too. It’s for those reasons we visit our families and maintain services as often as we do.
SDWR provides service dogs globally – North America and abroad.
Lifetime Health & Performance Guarantee
SDWR believes in providing fair opportunities to those who trust in our mission and invest in our service dogs. In the case that your service dog does not fulfill his or her capabilities, we offer a performance guarantee.
We do ask that if your Diabetic Alert Dog is not living up to his or her performance standards, you check that the following requirements are being met to ensure your service dog’s maximum performance:
- Thoroughly follow our program guidelines
- Submit weekly alert logs/progression reports during your training period
- Continuously communicate on a weekly basis during the training period with our training staff
- Allow training visitations to occur as scheduled by the organization
- Do not allow your pledge agreement to become delinquent
- Do not miss more than one consecutive training visit
- Allow SDWR full access to all veterinarian records
- No contrary actions of the SDWR organization or staff members
- Comply completely with our terms
- Clients must fully complete the SDWR training program
If the dog does not perform, and we can not make it perform, we will provide a replacement after evaluations through our organization. No risk. It’s simple.