If being a puppy raiser isn’t for you, but you love dogs and would still like a ‘puppy fix’ you might want to consider becoming a Foster Home Provider.
Short Term Fosters provide temporary care as needed for the dogs in training. This can range from a few days to a few weeks. The dogs placed with these volunteers are usually between 5 months to 2 years of age. They may need care while their current volunteer home is unavailable, or they may need a short break from the training kennel. Staff may request they stay with a foster to gain new experiences and practice house manners and basic obedience in a new environment.
Some of the dogs in our program are selected from shelters and rescues. We place them in a foster home for a short time to get used to a home life again. In this case, we ask the foster volunteer to further evaluate the dog for us before we continue training. The foster home’s evaluations are very important to training staff in determining how each dog is doing in the training process. No dog experience required.