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Raise a Puppy - Change a Life

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ORGANIZATION: Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs

  • 110 people are interested

We are looking for special families to open their hearts and homes and join our family of puppy raisers.

Puppy Raisers make a commitment to take a puppy home for approximately 12-14 months. They provide a safe and loving home where the puppy will be taught housebreaking, obedience, excellent house manners, and socialization in public places.

v Hours of Volunteering: The puppy lives with the family for 12-14 months.

v Preliminary Requirements: Puppy orientation session, attend two obedience classes, and a home visit by a Foundation representative as well as temping a young and an older puppy.

v Future Requirements: Food and toys are paid for by the volunteer and are tax-deductible. Foundation-approved food is approximately $50 per month. Attending a minimum of two obedience classes per month held by our puppy advisors. Advisors are here to assist you with any questions you may have. Veterinary care is covered by Foundation-approved veterinarians.

Questions? Email: We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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About Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs


371 East Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787, US

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life of people who are blind, visually impaired, or who have other special needs.


Guide Dog Foundation strives to be the leading resource and provider of premier services to facilitate the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired. The Guide Dog Foundation also plans to be the standard by which the military and the VA measure assistance dog providers, and America's VetDogs (VetDogs) is our way of recognizing the sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform.


People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Your Home - please provide contact numberin response to advertisementNew York, NY 10001



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Puppy lives in your home until 14 months old
  • Basic obedience classes, housebreaking, staff will support you with training!

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