Raise a Future Service Dog - Full Time!

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NEADS Inc

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Introducing... the NEADS full-time Puppy Raiser program.

NEADS World Class Service Dogs is seeking volunteers to raise its newly arriving puppies on a full-time basis. The Princeton-based non-profit needs dedicated volunteers to bring these puppies into their homes and look after them for 12 to 16 months, teaching basic obedience and socializing these future Service Dogs. Service Dogs will go on to work with someone with a physical disability or hearing loss, a child with autism, or a veteran. Others become Assistance Dogs who work with professionals in hospital, classroom, and courthouse settings.

The full-time Puppy Raiser will teach the dog the basic obedience and socialize them in the community so they’re used to anything and everything - different types of surfaces, different types of buildings, different people - and set them up to be confident in any public situation.

NEADS supports our full-time puppy raisers with classes, field trips, and training and educational materials. NEADS provides food, training, educational materials, and equipment like leash, collar, and gentle leader along with 24-7 medical and staff support.

If you're interested, you can find the application at https://neads.org/full-time-raiser

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About NEADS Inc

Location:

305 REDEMPTION ROCK TRL S, PRINCETON, MA 01541, US

Mission Statement

NEADS World Class Service Dogs change lives.

Description

NEADS ("NEADS Inc", formerly known as National Education for Assistance Dog Services and Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1976 and has trained over 1,700 Service Dog teams since its founding. NEADS is accredited by Assistance Dogs International, the internationally recognized governing body that establishes industry standards and practices.

Today, NEADS offers the widest array of Service Dog programs in the industry, while still holding true to our core mission of producing Service Dogs for individuals with disabilities. We are proud of our reputation as a pioneer, leader, and innovator.

Our dogs are highly trained to:

  • Provide independence and companionship when matched with people who are deaf or have physical disabilities, and also certain veterans who have PTSD
  • Promote confidence and socialization when matched with children who have autism or other developmental disabilities
  • Provide integrated therapeutic assistance when matched with caring professionals in settings like classrooms, hospitals, courthouses, mental health practices, and the ministry

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Worcester County AreaPrinceton, MA 01541

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation and training

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