Volunteering as a Great Start Home is an easy way to help on a short-term basis with a young puppy in training.
As a Great Start volunteer you’ll host a puppy for approximately 6 to 8 weeks. During this time you help prepare puppies to be raised in one of our prison programs by providing them with early socialization, basic obedience, potty and crate training. Same as Puppy Raisers, Great Start volunteers attend puppy classes and socialize them in public during the time they have the puppy in their home. Great Start volunteers are not financially responsible for the dog’s care. If you love that puppy breath and enthusiasm, this is a wonderful short term opportunity to help give a puppy a great beginning!