As a Puppy Program volunteer for Can Do Canines, you transform our mission from words on paper to a priceless reality for people with disabilities.
We would love for you to join us on this journey of providing life-changing assistance dogs to people living with disabilities. As a Puppy Raiser, Great Start Home or Foster you take a puppy into your home and help them learn good house manners, basic obedience and early assistance dog skills, and help expose the puppy to as many social situations as possible.
We’re with you every step of the way!
No experience is needed to work with our puppies. We have amazing trainers to teach you how to raise a future assistance dog. You’ll learn new skills at class, get comfortable taking the puppy in public while attending our group outings, and we promise you’ll make some new friends along the way too.
Here are the various ways to get involved with the Puppy Program!
- Puppy Raisers
- Great Start Homes
- Short-Term Fosters (not accepting new applicants at this time)
- Long-Term Fosters
- Prison Fosters
Ready to get involved?
Review the various ways to get involved with the Puppy Program and decide on what works for you! Think you found the right fit? Fill out an application to get the process started—the puppies are excited to meet you!