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Puppy and Dog Care and Play - Breeding & Litter Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Leader Dogs for the Blind

  • 22 people are interested

Do you love puppies and dogs? Do you have a few hours available a week to play with puppies and walk dogs? Then this might be the volunteer job for you!!

Volunteers provide assistance with the day-to-day care of both dogs and puppy litters. Tasks include playing with puppies and dogs to provide stress relief, monitoring and documenting canine activity/behavior, cleaning (urine, feces), laundering towels and bedding, and, depending on the shift bathing puppies or walking dogs. Volunteers may also be asked to assist paid team members with feeding and medicating dogs as well as regular collection of stool samples for testing.

This is a very physical role. Volunteer applicants should be able to stand and walk unaided for 3-hours, be able to step over baby gates, bend, twist, stoop, kneel and sit on the floor.

The dogs and puppies are not always well-behaved and can be "mouthy." There is a risk of being jumped on (adult dogs can reach up to 80 pounds); therefore, all volunteers must be strong, capable, confident and have excellent balance. We will train you on proper handling.

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About Leader Dogs for the Blind


1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.


Founded by three Detroit area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides dog guides to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life. Each year, over 200 clients attend our residential training program to be paired with a dog guide. This is a life-changing event that opens the doors to independence, safety and self-worth for many of our students.

In addition to our dog guide program, we offer programs that enhance a person's independence and quality of life in other ways, including orientation and mobility training, GPS training, and seminars for Orientation and Mobility professionals. Currently, Leader Dog is the only facility in the Western Hemisphere to teach Deaf-blind students to work with a dog guide.

Thanks to generous donations from our supporters, our dog guide services are provided free of charge, including room and board and travel to and from our campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for clients.

Leader Dog is recognized as a "Best In America" Charity by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).


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1039 South Rochester RoadRochester, MI 48307



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week for 3 hours or 4 times per month, 3 hours each time
  • Must be 18 and successfully complete an online application, pre-screening phone call, background check and interview.

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