Love Dogs? Co-Raise a future service dog puppy!

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ORGANIZATION: Canine Companions



Raise a future service dog together with a friend, a family member or another puppy raiser. Become a volunteer co-raiser to help provide more life-changing service dogs to people with disabilities! As a co-raiser, you'll share the exciting journey of preparing our future service dogs.

No prior dog experience is necessary (we offer mentorship options for first-time raisers.)

More flexibility & shorter time commitments while becoming part of an extraordinary community of fellow puppy raisers, volunteers & graduates

Here's the commitment you'll share for the 14 - 18 month journey:

Provide a safe and loving environment for a puppy (the only dog under 12 months old in your home).

Teach the puppy manners and basic skills with guidance from our supportive network of experienced staff & volunteers.

Collaborate closely to monitor the puppy's progress.

Share responsibility for food, feeding a recommended diet, veterinary expenses, and attending an average of two puppy classes per month (either run by Canine Companions or pre-approved classes).

Transport the dog to the regional training center at the projected turn-in time.

Offer the puppy age-appropriate socialization opportunities, including public outings and veterinary appointments.

Ensure the puppy's safety by keeping it on a leash at all times unless supervised in a securely fenced area, and provide a kennel or crate for sleeping indoors.

Supervise the puppy throughout the day (some volunteers may even bring their puppy to work with permission).

Ready to help change a life? Explore more at canine.org/raise, fill out an application interest form. You can also learn more by joining our upcoming virtual volunteer info session at canine.org/volunteerinfosession.

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About Canine Companions

Location:

2965 Dutton Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, US

Mission Statement

Canine Companions is leading the service dog industry so our clients and their dogs can live with greater independence. We provide service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Since our founding in 1975, our dogs and all follow-up services are provided at no cost to our clients.

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Canine Companions is leading the service dog industry so our clients and their dogs can live with greater independence. We provide service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Since our founding in 1975, our dogs and all follow-up services are provided at no cost to our clients.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

Wed May 22, 2024 - Tue Dec 31, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

(38.39861,-122.75201)
 

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