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volunteer's homePittsburgh, PA 15235
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We have an immediate and ongoing need for volunteers to raise future service dogs. We are looking for individuals, groups or co-raisers (2 people or families that would share the responsibility).

By raising a Perfect Fit Canines’ puppy you will have an invaluable role in improving the quality of life for an individual and his or her family. Puppy raiser homes provide the opportunity for an energetic and curious pup to mature into a dependable dog. Puppies love to learn new things and are happiest when given a new skill to learn. Dog training is not difficult and Perfect Fit Canines and our training staff provide go-to experience for any questions that may arise.

Puppy raisers must attend two (2) group training classes per month, socialize the puppy in public places and provide a loving, safe environment for the puppy. Perfect Fit Canines provides the cost of training classes, collar and leash, veterinary care and training vests which identify the puppy as a "service dog in training" while in public. Your costs: food, treats, toys, etc. are tax deductible.

Falling in love with the young Perfect Fit Canines’ puppy is required! Doing so ensures us that you will take care of the pup as if he or she were your own. We want you to have fun while helping the young pup apply the behaviors learned during group class in public settings. You may be the envy of all others as the puppy can go with you to places other dogs only dream of going. These dogs learn amazing skills and the pride you will have in a "job well done" will bring a tear to your eye when you hand the leash of a mature reliable dog to an individual with autism, or other physical or emotional needs.

Please join us!


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Woodworking
  • Social Work

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minumum ! and 1/2 years

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