Puppy Raiser / Foster Parent

Cause Areas


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


In your homeTampa Bay Area, FL 33618


Thought about foster caring for rescued dogs? Then we have a program for you. We work with local rescues and at-risk teens, training homeless dogs to be therapy dogs.

Our dog foster care parents are the back bone of our program. While our dogs are trained during the school day by disadvantaged teens, they need somewhere to go after school where their training is reinforced and they experience a home environment.

Foster families must be able to bring the dog to the program during school days for training. The dog can be dropped off on your way to work and picked up on your way home.

Our dog foster care parents are not financially responsible for any supplies related to dog care. This is typically a 3 month commitment. We have puppy sitters available to assist you with vacations and weekends away.


  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 months
  • Must transport the dog each school day to and from Dorothy Thomas Center

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