Foster a Future Assistance Dog in Edmonton!


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

11343 174 street NWEdmonton, Alberta T5S 0B7CA


About

Do you love dogs? Particularly Labrador Retrievers? We are looking for foster homes to care for our dogs while they undergo training to become Service, Guide, Autism-Service, Facility, and Companion dogs! Help a blind person get a Guide Dog, a child with Autism get an Autism-Service Dog, or a person in a wheelchair get a Service Dog. It all starts with you, being willing to try!

The commitment is only one year and you can raise a puppy or an adult dog, based on what suits you and your lifestyle best! If you go on holidays, we have volunteers who will watch them! Fostering is free; we provide the food, equipment, training, and vet care.

No dog experience is required and you can still foster if you have a pet dog of your own! (Up to two dogs with up-to-date vaccines).

Please contact Kerri at (780) 944-8011 or kerri@dogswithwings.ca for any questions. We are always looking for foster homes, especially puppy foster homes, our program could not exist without them!

Puppy Raising Criteria:

  • One adult must be at home during the day, or be able to bring the puppy to work with them.
  • The puppy lives in the home as a member of the family
  • The puppy is not allowed on furniture
  • The Puppy Raiser attends weekly training classes (4 classes/month, 45-60 minutes in duration)
  • Children in the home must be age 5 or older
  • No more than 2 resident dogs in the home
  • Must have own vehicle

Adult Raising Criteria:

  • You must be able to bring the dog to the training centre Monday to Friday (drop off between 7-9am and pick up between 4-5:30pm, excluding holidays)
  • The dog lives in your home as a member of your family
  • The dog is not allowed on furniture
  • No more than 2 resident dogs
  • Must have own vehicle

Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Special Needs

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year

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