Become a Puppy Raiser! -Frederick, MD

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ORGANIZATION: Warrior Canine Connection

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Become a Puppy Raise today! Want to see our puppies? Visit www.bit.ly/wccpuppycam

Puppy Raisers care for and help train our service dogs for 4-18 months before the dogs graduate and are placed with a forever Veteran. WCC covers the cost of food, approved vet appointments, medications, and service dog gear! Each puppy goes home with their Puppy Parent between the age of 8-12 weeks. To be considered for this important task, you must be willing and able to provide the following support and training for the WCC service dog in training:

    • Provide the dog with access to new places, new people and new experiences
    • Teach the dog manners and basic commands
    • Provide a stable, safe, consistent and loving environment
    • Attend weekly training classes, including social outings that build skills and confidence
    • Ensure that the WCC dog is the only dog under the age of one in your home
    • Agree to return the dog upon request
    • Transport the dog to the veterinarian when necessary
    • Depending on program location, you may be required to drop off/pick up the dog at the training office during the work week.

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About Warrior Canine Connection

Location:

14934 Schaeffer Road, Boyds, MD 20841, US

Mission Statement

Warrior Canine Connection enlists recovering Warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans.

Description

Warrior Canine Connection places highly trained service dogs with Veterans who have visible and invisible wounds.

We are seeking volunteer Puppy Parents to help us fulfill our mission. Puppy Parents raise our service dogs for approximately two years before the dog graduates and is placed with a Veteran. Our Puppy Parents will be the first to tell you that the time, attention, and love they give to these future service dogs is incredibly rewarding and joyful.

Each puppy goes home with their Puppy Parent between the age of 8-12 weeks. To be considered for this important work, you must be willing and able to provide the following support and training for your WCC puppy:

  • Provide a stable, safe, consistent and loving environment
  • Supervise the young puppy throughout the day
  • Teach the puppy manners and basic commands
  • Keep the puppy on a leash at all times or supervised in a securely fenced area
  • Closely monitor the puppy’s progress and submit monthly reports
  • Attend weekly training classes, including social outings that build skills and confidence
  • Provide the puppy with age-appropriate socialization opportunities
  • Ensure that your WCC puppy is the only dog under the age of one in your home
  • Agree to return the puppy upon request
To learn more, please visit https://warriorcanineconnection.org/get-involved/become-a-puppy-parent/

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Frederick, MD 21701

(39.42416,-77.3669)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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