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Centennial DriveMartensville, SK S0K2T0CA


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 dog food and cover veterinary expenses provided they are not a result of negligence and a one-time issue of training equipment. Puppy Raisers are required to purchase a crate, provide bedding, toys & treats for training and may also incur infrequent minor costs associated with training (movie ticket, public transit, etc.) for which they are responsible.

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.

  • 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.


  • Animal Care / Handling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full Time Commitment, 24-7 with Puppy

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