Southeastern Guide Dogs has recently unveiled our Canine Camp program, which is an off-campus opportunity where you can bring home one of our adult dogs-in-training for a weekend (or more) of rest and relaxation in your home.
These getaways are very important for our dogs, because it gives them an opportunity to take a break from their training, disconnect from the kennels, and enjoy some belly rubs and cuddles with loving volunteers. It is also great practice for them when they are paired up with their forever humans.
Would you like to become a Canine Camp Host?
Gina Clark, our Campus Training Coordinator, is currently looking for individuals who are interested in picking up dogs at our Palmetto campus on Friday afternoons and returning them on Sunday afternoons. She is also looking for an extra-special group of volunteers who would be willing to host dogs-in-training for even longer periods of time.
In certain cases, our training teams decide certain dogs would excel if they could remain in a loving home on a long-term basis during their training. In these cases, we are hoping to recruit volunteers who are willing to "drop them off at school" every morning at 7:30am and "pick them up from school" every afternoon at 2:30pm, in addition to hosting them during the weekends.
Does short-term or long-term Canine Camping sound like a good fit for you? If so, please follow this link to fill out an application: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=143721736
Once your application is complete, Gina will get in touch with you to schedule an in-home orientation that includes an introduction to the rules and commands, as well as a short dog handling class (with a dog she will bring with her). She will also provide you with all the supplies you need to be successful.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221, US
Southeastern Guide Dogs' mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life’s journey with mobility, independence and dignity.
Named as Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Nonprofit of the Year, Southeastern Guide Dogs is internationally accredited guide dog school. Founded in 1982, the organization employs the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs serves more than 400 graduates across the U.S. and continues to place more than 100 dogs each year into careers benefitting people with visual impairments and veterans. The charity provides all of its services free of charge and receives no government funding