Puppy Raiser volunteers teach a pup basic obedience skills from the time it is 8 weeks of age to approximately 18 months of age. Volunteers prepare the puppy for advanced training. Raisers have the unique opportunity of beginning a future guide dog's training in their home and teaching the puppy to acclimate to different environments such as stores, restaurants, and workplaces. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, live within a 2-hour radius of San Antonio, and be available to be with the dog the majority of the day.
It is ok for puppy raisers to have other animals in their home as socialization is an integral component of raising the puppies. This is a very rewarding opportunity in which the volunteer can watch their puppy grow and learn and may culminate in the puppy's graduation to becoming a full-service guide dog.
All volunteers receive on-going training and support from the GDTX staff. For more information please contact Susana Dias, Volunteer Coordinator at (210) 366-4081 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commitment: 12 - 18 months; flexible and able to be with the dog the majority of the day. It is preferable if raisers live within a 2-hour radius of San Antonio, Texas.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Guide Dogs of Texas
1503 Allena Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213, US
Guide Dogs of Texas provides quality guide dogs for Texans who are visually impaired to increase their freedom, mobility, and independence. We are committed to personalized service and lifelong dedication to our clients and their guide dogs.
As the only guide dog training school in Texas, Guide Dogs of Texas provides one-to-one customized training and lifetime aftercare services to legally blind Texans. We train guide dogs, trainers, and the client who is newly-matched to his or her guide dog.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
1503 Allena DriveSan Antonio, TX78213
January 21, 2016
Animal Care / Handling
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
12-18 months, continued training
Great for families, singles, working professionals