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Puppy Raiser for a Service Dog - San Diego, CA

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Do you love puppies or want to learn more about dog training? Our puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for you to assist Good Dog! in helping children and families living with a disability. As a volunteer puppy raiser, you will provide a puppy with a safe home, take them to obedience classes, feed them a healthy diet, socialize them and give them lots of love.

Our volunteer puppy raisers provide a great service to the Good Dog! program; you will help establish the foundation of early experiences, which are critical in preparing the puppy for Advanced Training. Dog training experience is not required and we will teach you the basics of raising a puppy and obedience training.

This commitment involves four major areas of personal and financial responsibility:


  1. Provide a safe home environment.

  2. Supply Good Dog! approved food and other supplies required for puppy raising.

Dog Training

  1. Participate in Good Dog! in-person training classes 2x/month or more, as determined by the Area Lead.

  2. Submit monthly training reports.

  3. Participate in virtual or in-person meetings as requested by Area Lead.


  1. Enroll in Good Dog! approved puppy socialization classes.

  2. Expose the puppy to a variety of environmental and situational experiences.

  3. Agree to follow Good Dog! approved socialization guidelines and handling techniques.


  1. Safely house and care for a puppy from eight weeks of age until approximately 14 months of age. Household must not include children younger than six or pets younger than 2 years of age.

  2. Devote time each day to oversee the complete care of the puppy: feeding, grooming, socialization, and exercise as recommended by our Good Dog! Lead Trainer.

  3. Puppy Raiser pays the cost of supplies, food and care. Good Dog! pays for all medical costs related to the puppy.

We are seeking volunteer puppy raisers in the San Diego, CA area. Puppy raisers must be willing to travel to attend puppy training classes at least twice a month in San Diego, CA.

Good Dog! pays for all medical costs related to the puppy. Puppy Raiser pays the cost of supplies, food and care. Ask about fundraising opportunities to cover costs.

Please note that your household must not include children under 6 or other pets under 2 years of age. You must have a fenced yard or be willing to create a secure area for the puppy to run freely.

Apply online at or contact Brittney at

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About Good Dog! Service Canines


855 S MAIN AVE STE K # 162, FALLBROOK, CA 92028, US

Mission Statement

Good Dog! Service Canines helps children with disabilities and their families live better lives through service dog companionship.


Good Dog! was founded by a family with an autistic son who experienced a miraculous transformation after getting a service dog. We've formed a nationwide team of professionals with a shared love for the human-canine bond and passion to empower those dealing with disabilities.

We commit wholeheartedly and compassionately to each being that we serve through our organization. It's in this spirit the conditions for healing and transformation can best occur. We use only positive training methods for our dogs and our people.


Children & Youth
Animals, Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


From your home in San Diego, CASan Diego, CA 91941



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Puppy raisers raise the puppy in their home for approximately 12 months.
  • This opportunity is open to teenagers and volunteers with full time jobs, provided the volunteer has approval for the puppy to go to school/work or the volunteer has alternate care during the day.

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