Raising Luna, 2015 from GoodDogAutism on Vimeo.
Enjoy this video about Good Dog! Luna and his puppy raiser, Brennan.
Volunteer Position : Puppy Raiser
Reports to : Good Dog's Lead Trainer
Commitment : Approximately 10 months
Locations: You must live in Eureka, CA Las Vegas, NV, Omaha, NE or have Puppy Raising Experience
Our puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for you to assist Good Dog! in helping children and families living with autism. As a volunteer puppy raiser, you will provide a puppy with a safe home, take them to obedience classes, feed them a healthy diet, socialize them and give them lots of love.
Our volunteer puppy raisers provide a great service to the Good Dog! program; you will help establish the foundation of early experiences, which are critical in preparing the puppy for Advanced Training. This commitment involves four major areas of personal and financial responsibility:
Provide a safe home environment.
Supply Good Dog! approved food and other supplies required for puppy raising.
Enroll and participate in Good Dog! approved obedience classes.
Keep up to date notes in a Training Log.
Participate in weekly online phone check-ins with our Lead Trainer.
Expose the puppy to a variety of environmental and situational experiences.
Agree to follow Good Dog! approved socialization guidelines and handling techniques.
If not in the San Diego agree, Puppy Raisers agree to pay for transportation costs associated with receiving and returning the puppy.
Commitment: You must be willing and able to commit to the outlined responsibilities; you must have the ability to safely house and care for a puppy from eight weeks of age until approximately 12 months of age. You must be willing and able to devote time each day to oversee the complete care of the puppy: feeding, grooming, socialization, and exercise as recommended by our Good Dog! Lead Trainer.
Good Dog! pays for all medical costs related to the puppy. Puppy Raiser pays the cost of supplies, food and care.
Please note that we do not place puppies with households that include children under 6 or other pets under 2 years of age. You also must have a fenced yard or be willing to create a secure area for the puppy to run freely.