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Putnam Service Dogs

Become a Puppy Raiser

Our Volunteer Puppy Raisers are indispensable to our providing free service dogs to people with physical disabilities other than blindness. You’ll make an impact!  Help someone less fortunate. You’ll live with a  great dog for 6, 12 or 18 months – your choice. Our trainers will guide and support you.

This is an intellectually fascinating process; converting a pup into a Service Dog. You will directly be changing lives – both of the pup you raise, its recipient if it graduates, and the families and caregivers of its recipient. Your efforts will make an impact!

For more information, please contact us at

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Non-Dog Volunteer Opportunities

We also need volunteers to help us at our fundraising events. This involves usually 3 hours of time. Upcoming events are posted under Events.

If you have specialized skills and experience – marketing, fundraising, computer, data entry, administration, etc., we could use your help!

For more information regarding these non-dog Volunteer opportunities, please contact us at 

Vacation Relief Home

Vacation Relief Homes care for our pups when our raisers need relief – usually for a few days to a few weeks. Our trainers will teach you how to care for our pups, consistent with our training approach. The raisers will bring the pup, and all its needed supplies to your home. You probably will be asked to do this once every couple of months or so.

Your donation changes lives - 1 dog at a time!