ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Searching for Deserving Families with an Assistance Dog

August 16, 2011 · Posted in Assistance Dogs · Comments Off on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Searching for Deserving Families with an Assistance Dog 
Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Do you need a home makeover or do you know someone partnered with an assistance dog that does? I just got a call from the Casting Director with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She told me they were avidly looking for deserving families for this season’s show and they are particularly interested in working with a family with an assistance dog!

Here’s the info you need to know and what you need to do to apply:

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover?

The producers are in search of deserving families and deserving people – people who have amazing strength of character and who put their own needs aside to help others. Whether it’s a mom, a soldier, a teacher, or a fireman, they think deserving families are families who inspire those around them. In addition, the producers are looking for families whose houses need major alterations or repair—homes that present serious problems for the family and affect the family’s quality of life.

To be eligible:

A family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.

Interested families or those who wish to nominate another family should:

E-mail a short description of their family story to

Nominations/submissions must include:

  1. The names and ages of each member of the household
  2. A description of the major challenges within the home.
  3. Explanation of why this family is deserving, or a positive role model in their community.
  4. Photos of the family and a photo of the home
  5. Don’t forget to include a contact phone number.

The deadline: for nominations is August 25, 2011. BUT Don’t Delay! Please send story submissions as soon as possible! For more information on how to apply please visit their website.

Whistle and I can’t wait to see if you and your assistance dog are chosen for this amazing, once-in-a-lifetime adventure! You never know, Ty Pennington and his crew might just be getting ready to drive that famous bus into your neighborhood!!