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Puppy Raisers are individuals committed to raising one of our puppies for 16 to 18 months. During that time they will be socializing the puppy and training the puppy in basic service dog skills. No dog training experience is required! We will train you to train the puppy.
Puppy Sitters have a more flexible time commitment; they watch the puppy when a Puppy's Raisers go out of town. Both positions are very much needed! To get more detail please click on the link below. If you are interested, please fill out a volunteer application (http://bit.ly/hdvolunteer) to start the volunteer process.
Click here to learn more about this volunteer opportunity: http://bit.ly/raise-sit
Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships.
Hero Dogs staff and volunteers train dogs to assist Veterans and First Responders with physical limitations and/or mobility issues, hearing loss, mental health disorders, or combinations of these. A Hero Dog reduces their partner's reliance on other people by doing tasks that they cannot do alone. A dedicated service dog can give their partner the confidence and support to travel outside the home independently, (re)join the workforce, and accomplish the everyday tasks of living.