The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
A Puppy Raiser is a 24-hour, 7 days per week volunteer position. The role of the Puppy Raiser is to socialize the puppy to all environments and situations as possible. The puppy must be exposed to various situations, on a regular basis, such as: offices, malls, restaurants, downtown areas, elevators, and on public transportation. The ultimate goal is to help the puppy develop sufficient social skills to behave in such a manner that its presence will be acceptable in all circumstances. Our training staff oversees the Puppy Raising program and will support you in raising the puppy by assessing and assisting in the pup’s progress. There are temporary boarding homes available to help you, the Puppy Raiser, when the pup is not able to accompany you, such as during vacations or personal circumstances.
Pawsitive Independence will provide a puppy starter kit (crate, toys, collar, leash, bowls, bed), dog food and cover veterinary expenses provided they are not a result of negligence and a one-time issue of training equipment. There is no reimbursement for travel.
Criteria for Our Puppy Raising Program:
One adult must be at home during the day or be able to bring the puppy to work with them.
The puppy must live in the home as a member of the family.
The Puppy Raiser must attend weekly obedience and socialization training classes in Warman.
You are requested to assist at events and/or presentations throughout the year.
You must be able to commit to raising the puppy for approx.14 months.