Raise a puppy. Change a life.
Puppy Raising... you too can do that! Giving back and changing the life of someone you haven’t met yet through a service dog!
Guide dog and service dog puppies are placed with carefully screened foster families and individuals, known as “puppy raisers,” when they are 8 weeks old, learning proper house manners, basic obedience, and providing experiences that will give them confidence in the world during the first year of their life. At any given time, we have 150-200 puppies in homes.
Puppy Raising volunteers are an essential part of our training program at Guide Dogs of America. Every successful guide dog and service dog team had a Puppy Raiser who gave them plenty of love, taught them basic skills and provided experiences to allow them to feel safe in the world.
Diane Janke will share with us the history of Guide Dogs of America, puppy raising, goals of the school and answers to any questions we may have.
VCPWN is pleased to share this invaluable topic with our members and guests. Please join us for an informative evening!
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