Foster a Future Assistance Dog in Grande Prairie!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Grande PrairieGrande Prairie, Alberta T8V 0A1CA

About

Do you love dogs? Particularly Labrador Retrievers? We are looking for foster homes to care for our dogs while they undergo training to become Service, Guide, Autism-Service, Facility, and Companion dogs! Help a blind person get a Guide Dog, a child with Autism get an Autism-Service Dog, or a person in a wheelchair get a Service Dog. It all starts with you, being willing to try!

The commitment is only one year to raise a puppy. If you go on holidays, we have volunteers who will watch them! Fostering is free; we provide the food, equipment, training, and vet care.

No dog experience is required and you can still foster if you have a pet dog of your own! (Up to two dogs with up-to-date vaccines).

Please contact Kerri at (780) 944-8011 or kerri@dogswithwings.ca for any questions. We are always looking for foster homes, especially puppy foster homes, our program could not exist without them!

Puppy Raising Criteria:

  • One adult must be at home during the day, or be able to bring the puppy to work with them.
  • The puppy lives in the home as a member of the family
  • The puppy is not allowed on furniture
  • The Puppy Raiser attends weekly training classes (4 classes/month, 45-60 minutes in duration)
  • Children in the home must be age 5 or older
  • No more than 2 resident dogs in the home
  • Must have own vehicle

Skills

  • Special Needs
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Year

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