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Early Alert Canines

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Volunteer Dog Foster

The mission of Early Alert Canines (EAC) is to improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of insulin-dependent diabetics through partnerships with certified blood sugar alert dogs. We train service dogs to alert insulin-dependent diabetics to impending and possibly dangerous low blood sugar episodes.
(www.earlyalertcanines.org)

The dogs work/train/play at our EAC facility Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and would need to be dropped-off and picked-up on a daily basis while they are in training. We are looking for fosters who live/work within 30 minutes of our training center in Concord, CA.

This position offers hands-on experience and training in service dog handling. Fosters attend a two-day orientation to learn the specific commands that the dogs respond to, how to care for the dogs, and strengthen their dog handling skills. A manual is provided for your reference, as well as trainers to consult with over specific concerns.

Most of our dogs are full access service dogs that can go wherever you go: To the movies, restaurants, shopping, the beach, hiking on trails, etc. The dogs can also accompany you at work if your employer agrees.

Fostering a diabetic alert dog-in-training is a rewarding experience that is made all the more fulfilling when you see how the dog changes the life of its diabetic partner. If you love dogs and are willing to commit to spend quality time with them, this opportunity is for you!

Requirements:

  • Must adore dogs!
  • Ability to stand, move around, and handle dogs weighing between 40-90 lbs.
  • Ability to remember details regarding the individual dog handling needs and report on the dog’s progress in training
  • Attend a two-day training session held at the EAC training center in Concord, CA
  • Complete a required home check to ensure a safe environment for our service dogs and your own pets
  • Live/work within 30 minutes of EAC’s training center in Concord, CA
  • Drop-off & pick-up dog on daily basis while in training (Mondays-Thursdays only)

If interested, please RSVP to 925-349-5190 or send an email to info@earlyalertcanines.org. You may also complete the volunteer application at www.earlyalertcanines.org. An initial phone interview, two-day training, and house check is required prior to placement of the dog.




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About Early Alert Canines

Location:

1641 CHALLENGE DR STE 300, CONCORD, CA 94520, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Early Alert Canines (EAC) is to improve the health, safety, and well being of insulin-dependent diabetics through partnerships with low blood-sugar alert dogs. We train dogs to alert insulin-dependent diabetics to impending and possibly dangerous low blood sugar episodes. ( www.earlyalertcanines.org ) We provide the dogs free of charge to diabetiics in California and Oregon.

Description

An Early Alert Canine is a medical alert service dog that has been intensively trained to smell changes in blood sugar levels and alert its partner at the onset of a drop in order to avoid a potentially dangerous hypoglycemic episode or low blood sugar event.

EAC provides service dogs with public access rights to adults and children 12 years of age or older. For younger children, and those wishing for only in-house alerting, we train skilled companions. These dogs are invaluable for nighttime and playtime monitoring for families with young diabetic children.

Animals
Community
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Your home train at6141 Challenge Dr. #300Concord, CA 94520

(37.96515,-122.05164)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Welfare
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies according to your schedule. We also need fosters who can care for the dogs once they have finished training and are waiting to be schedule for Team Training.

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