Vacation Relief/Weekend Foster Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: PUTNAM SERVICE DOGS INC

Putnam Service Dogs pup

Here's your change to meet a service dog pup in training, assist with their socialization. Your home, and its members, will be new to the pup, as will your neighborhood. Take one of our pups either when their raiser needs relief or in our once a month weekend foster program.

Your role is to keep the pup safe, happy, and healthy, and to follow our protocols we use in training our pups (sleep in their crates at night, or when unsupervised), no furniture, loose leash walking, good house manners, etc. We have a hand out we'll provide you, and if you're new to the program, ask you to take an hour and a half class before you take a pup home. We don't expect you to train the pup, or take it on public outings to socialize it.

You'll be provided with all you need - crate, leash, harness, food, toys, bed (if dog is ready for that), long leash, etc. You provide the love and care of the pup.

If you're a vacation relief volunteer, the raiser usually drops the pup and supplies off to you, and picks it up.

If you're a weekend foster, you'll pick the pup up at our center in Brewster either Friday or Saturday morning, and return to our center in Brewster either Sunday or Monday morning.

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About PUTNAM SERVICE DOGS INC

Location:

PO BOX 573, BREWSTER, NY 10509, US

Mission Statement

Our service dogs change lives. We champion the nurturing bond between dogs and humans.

Description

We provide free service dogs and follow up support services to people with physical disabilities other than blindness. We carefully select mixed breed rescue pups to train as our service dogs.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
People with Disabilities
Animals, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours/day you have a pup
  • Ability to follow directions. Kind, patient, and loving to a dog.

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