• Female
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Stella is our sweet, outgoing little girl who has never met a stranger!  She can already keep up with the older dogs and is learning quickly!  She loves to pick up sticks in the yard and deliver them to us- so helpful!  We are looking forward to seeing where Stella will excel with her training so we can match her with a partner who needs her assistance!


  • Female
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Phoebe is one hilarious girl!  She makes us laugh with her funny sense of humor- she is all about having FUN!  Phoebe loves people and belly rubs so she is hard to resist 🙂  We are so glad that Phoebe is part of our PurposeFull Paws family – we are looking forward to having more FUN with Phoebe!!

Dogs Available for Adoption

PurposeFull Paws strives to keep all of the dogs we train in our program, but at times, it becomes necessary to release a dog.  While many of these dogs are adopted within our network of donors, business partners and volunteers, we will consider qualified individuals and families.


PurposeFull Paws acquires most of our dogs through reputable breeding programs.  Following careful evaluation, we may acquire dogs through rescue, donation by individuals and through release from other training programs.  As a result, dogs available for adoption placement may vary in  breed, size, color and temperament.


Adoption placements are not made on a first come, first serve basis but through careful matching of a dog with an applicant/living situation.  PurposeFull Paws reserves the right to determine where each of our dogs are placed based on their needs and temperament. We will request an adoption fee specific to each dog and will disclose the reasons for their release from Assistance Dog work.


It is our preference to do home visits prior to adoption placements so applicants should be located no further than 150 miles from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Any exceptions will be determined by our Executive Director.


If you would like to be considered for an adoption placement, please email PurposeFull Paws at and ask for our adoption application.  Your name will be added to our waiting list upon receipt of the completed application.


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