Our Trainers will Guide you on your journey as a Service Dog Puppy Raiser.
We seek volunteer raisers for 6, 12, or 18 months.
Need to be gone while you’re raising a pup?
We have a network of vacation relief homes to care for the pup when you’re gone.
Questions? Please call us at 917-449-5359.
We’re seeking raisers who live in Putnam, Westchester, or Dutchess counties, upper NYC or Western Ct (Brookfield to Ridgefield), and the Stamford area.
What is a Puppy Raiser’s Responsibility?
Love the pup. It’s their love of people that helps them succeed as a service dog.
Exercise and play with the pup.
Train the pup in snippets several times a day.
Take the pup on outings each week.
Keep the pup safe and healthy.
Is it Hard to Give up the Pup?
Yes, but your goal is to change the life of someone less fortunate, and prepare the pup for its life of service. You provide some toys, bowls, a measuring cup, and travel expenses to group classes and events. We cover the MAJOR expenses – food, vet care, medications, grooming expense, leashes, harnesses, collars, crates, a dog bed, and some toys.