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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Do you love dogs? Do you want to help people with disabilities gain their independence back? Are you able to dedicate 18-20 months to raise a puppy and change a life?
Volunteer puppy raisers provide specially-bred puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.
Each hour spent caring for a Canine Companions puppy is vital to its development as a future assistance dog. The puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist with our very important mission.
As a volunteer puppy raiser, you must agree to the following:
Provide a safe environment for a puppy who will be the only dog under 1-year old in the house
Work closely with Canine Companions monitoring the puppy’s progress and submit monthly reports