Canine Companions for Independence Texas - Volunteer Puppy Raiser

Save to Favorites

Canine Companions for Independence

  • 3 people are interested

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
  • Attend Canine Companions approved obedience classes
  • Teach the puppy manners and basic commands
  • Provide financially for the puppy’s food, medical and transportation expenses
  • Feed the puppy a diet recommended by Canine Companions
  • Provide a kennel or crate for sleeping indoors
  • Provide the puppy with age-appropriate socialization opportunities such as public outings and medical appointments
  • Keep the puppy on a leash at all times unless in a securely fenced area
  • Supervise the young puppy throughout the day
  • Agree to return the puppy upon request

Please visit our webiste to read the Puppy Raiser FAQ.

8 More opportunities with Canine Companions for Independence

Animals Community People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach




  • Orientation or Training
  • 18-20 Months

Report this opportunity