Finding an Emotional Support Dog

Support Dog Resources

Finding the right type of dog for each individual is important to K9s From Carrie. Technically, a dog of any breed can be an emotional support dog, though some breeds are more suited for this type of work than others.

In addition, certain breeds may be better suited for individuals depending on what they need the dog to do, their personalities, where they live, and so on.

K9s From Carrie partners with licensed breeders and local animal rescues to find dogs to pair with individuals dealing with mental illness. We work with recipients to provide our expertise and guidance in choosing a dog.

Knowing which breeders have solid reputations is important. And, recognizing a rescue dog's temperament--especially as a support dog--is critical.

We avoid puppy mills, which often keep their parent dogs in dirty conditions, do not screen for genetic diseases, and usually over-breed their dogs.

Below are some excellent resources regarding dog services and finding dogs.

Find a Dog
Grey Face Rescue Logo

Grey Face Rescue

K9s From Carrie works with Off Leash K9 Training for all of its support dogs.

Off Leash K9 Training

Secondhand Hounds

Secondhand Hounds

Animal Humane Society Logo

Animal Humane Society

Patriot Assistant Logo

Patriot Assistance Dogs

Save a Bull Rescue Logo

Save a Bull Rescue

Ollu Dog Wash Logo

Ollu Dog Wash & Grooming


Underdog Rescue

Petfinder Logo

Pet Finder

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Midwest Animal Rescue & Services



American Kennel Club Logo

American Kennel Club

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For Pet's Sake




Legacy Tibetan Terriers


Red Royal Goldendoodles


Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue


Happy Tails Rescue