GET INVOLVED: If you're intersted in fostering a pup while he or she attends our program, we would love to hear from you! Please fill our our Volunteer Application at: http://www.livingunchained.org/volunteer.htm
UnChained pairs homeless dogs with at-risk youth: the youth learn positive communication and teamwork through teaching the dogs good manners, social skills and basic commands! This training increases the dogs' chances of finding a forever home--dogs with basic skills are 50% more likely to be adopted--while it strengthens the youth's capacity for compassion, responsibility, creativity and bonding. Everyone wins!
We're launching a new program at Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall in San Jose, and we need FOSTERS!
FOSTER ROLE: Our fosters provide an amazing service by feeding, loving and snuggling for pups during the two months they attend our classes. Many of our fosters also learn our positive reinforcement training techniques so they can continue to work with pups on ther skills outside of class! Dogs will attend classes two days per week, and UnChained chauffeurs will transport pups to and from their foster homes and Juvenile Hall. UnChained partners with a local rescue group to find pups, so fosters will be approved and supported by the rescue group along the way!
TIME COMMITMENT: Fosters commit to providing love and shelter for pups from the start of our program until they are adopted. Our program is 8 weeks long, and we have a high adoption rate for graduated pups (most are adopted within 30 days of graduation!). So, for most fosters this is a 12 week committment. Fosters do not need to attend classes at Juvenile Hall, although they may be invited to attend the end-of-program graudation event.
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Volunteer in your home for approximately 12 weeks