To apply for a trained diabetic alert service dog from Dogs Assisting Diabetics Foundation, please read the following carefully:

Must be insulin dependent

Must be able to care for the dog financially

Must be willing to do regular training and reports

Please Read the following Forms completely, before applying:

DAD is a SD right for me.pdf

DAD Placement Contract web.pdf

There will be a fee associated with adoption of trained service dog.  In addition to the adoption fee, you should budget about $1,000 per year for food, veterinary care and other expenses for the dog. 

If you qualify and would like to apply for a dog, you will need to download the application and send the completed form along with a NON-REFUNDABLE $150 application fee to:

Dogs Assisting Diabetics

PO BOX 281

Forest Grove, OR 97116

Please contact us if you have any questions at:

971-205-2323 **

**(due to limited volunteer staff, telephone calls are difficult to reply)

Placement of dogs is based strictly on the availability of trained dogs and the need and compatibility of applicants, not on a first come, first served basis.  Scholarships may be available, based on individual need and availability of funds. 

At this time, there are no scholarship funds available.

                                                  THE DOGS

  Through generous donations from breeders, we have had some amazing dogs to work with.

Each puppy is raised in loving homes with a volunteer raiser who is dedicated to helping foster growth, training and development of the puppy.  The volunteer raisers attend weekly meeting where the work with D.A.D.’s Director of Training, Kristin Tarnowski.  At these meetings, the raisers learn new techniques for training and go on outings to stores and restaurants in preparation for the dog’s work as a service animal. 

Dogs Assisting Diabetics provides the volunteer with all the necessary food, training equipment and veterinary care for the puppy.  It is through donations that this program is able to thrive.

Dogs Assisting Diabetics Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit

Melvin is a beautiful AKC Yellow Labrador Retriever donated by Howard’s Royal Labradors.  Melvin is smart and loves to do scent training.

Melvin was career changed and now works as a search and rescue dog!

Hoodoo and his three other litter mates were donated by Jill, a loving lady who is passionate about the cause to help people with diabetes.

Named after the Hoodoo Ski Resort, Hoodoo is an AKC Golden Retriever who is very cuddly and energetic about his scent training.

Hoodoo was placed and is a working service dog for a young girl!

Roger, named after a lawyer, supporter of the program and work or diabetes, is one of the Golden Retriever litter mates.  Roger is a farm boy and loves running around with his raiser at the farm.  He is very smart and good at the scent training.

Roger was placed and is a working service dog for a teenage boy!

Viola, named after Darlene’s mother who died from diabetes related complications, is a very sweet dog.  She enjoys laying with a person and being petted.  She is advancing quite well with scent work.

Viola was unable to overcome fears in public so she was career changed and now lives as a pet with her puppy raiser!

Jill, named after the lady who donated these four beautiful Golden Retriever puppies, has become just as kind as her namesake.  She is a quiet, smart dog who loves being with people.  She is working very well with the scent and training.

Jill was placed and is working as a service dog for a young girl!





Dogs Assisting Diabetics Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit