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ORGANIZATION: Canine Companions- South Central Region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana & Arkansas)

  • 11 people are interested
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Canine Companions volunteer puppy raisers provide purpose-bred puppies a safe home, take them to puppy classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.

Each hour spent caring for a Canine Companions puppy is vital to their development as a future service dog. Our puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist with our very important mission.

If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian fill out the application and you can sign on as a co-applicant.

Raise a puppy, change a life. As a volunteer puppy raiser, we ask that you meet the following requirements:

  • Provide a safe environment for a puppy who will be the only dog under 12 months old in your home.
  • Work closely with Canine Companions to monitor the puppy’s progress and submit monthly reports.
  • Attend an average of two Canine Companions-approved classes per month.
  • Teach the puppy manners and basic skills.
  • Responsible for the puppy’s food, veterinary expenses and puppy classes.
  • Transport the dog to the regional training center at the projected turn-in time.
  • Feed the puppy a diet recommended by Canine Companions.
  • Acquire and utilize a kennel or crate for sleeping indoors.
  • Provide the puppy with age-appropriate socialization opportunities, such as public outings and veterinary appointments.
  • Keep the puppy on a leash at all times, unless supervised in a securely fenced area.
  • Supervise the puppy throughout the day

For more information visit canine.org and visit our puppy raising FAQ.

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About Canine Companions- South Central Region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana & Arkansas)

Location:

7710 Las Colinas Ridge, Irving, TX 75063, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides expertly trained service dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities.

Description

There are approximately 64 million Americans living with a disability. Canine Companions is a national non-profit organization that provides expertly trained service dogs and a lifetime of follow-up services - completely free of charge - to children, adults and veterans with disabilities so they can lead lives with greater independence.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of service dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, People with Disabilities, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Community Outreach
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Please note: If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian fill out the application and you can sign on as a co-applicant.

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