Service Dog Foster Caregivers


(37.964798,-122.05228)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1641 Challenge Dr. #300and your home, work or school.Concord, CA 94520


About

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 )

Early Alert Canines (EAC) seeks volunteers to become dog foster parents in their home. If you love dogs, and are willing to commit to spend quality time with them, this opportunity is for you. It’s a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding to work/live with our well-trained service dogs and see them change the life of a diabetic.

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

Also a home check is required to ensure an environment that is safe for our service dogs and your own pets. Fosters must be able to remember details regarding the individual dog handling needs and report on dog’s progress in training. fostering involves physical work, standing and moving around; handling dogs weighing between 40- 90 lbs. We supply the training, food, medication, and vet care. Most of our dogs are full access service dogs that go shopping, to movies and restaurants, to the beach and hiking, and to work with you if your employer agrees.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who want a parttime canine companion on week nights and/or weekends and can make the commitment to provide a caring and stable environment. The dogs work/train/play at our EAC facility Monday- Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 and would need to be dropped-off and picked-up on a daily basis when they are in training. We are looking for fosters who live/work witin 30 minutes of our training center.

Must adore dogs!

Orientation and training will be conducted at the EAC Center in Concord, RSVP to 925-349-5190 or email to info@earlyalertcanines.org. A phone interview, two day training, and house check is required prior to placement of the dog.

Or complete the volunteer application at www .earlyalertcanines.org

Skills

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Child Welfare
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • House check for dog safety
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