Freedom Paws is currently looking for Volunteer Puppy Raisers!
Volunteer Puppy Raising Program
Are you interested in helping people with disabilities? Do you love puppies? If the answer is yes to both questions then becoming a volunteer puppy raiser is the right choice for you. As a volunteer puppy raiser you will be responsible for providing a safe home for 14-18 months. You will also be in charge of the following:
Training the puppy basic obedience Socialize the puppy Feed the puppy a Freedom Paws recommended puppy food Fill out monthly puppy reports Provide financially for the puppy's food, medical, and transportation costs
Freedom Paws will give all Volunteer Puppy Raisers the guidance and mentoring needed for each puppy raiser to successfully raise a puppy to enter Advanced Training at Freedom Paws.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer puppy raiser for Freedom Paws please visit our "Request to Become a Volunteer" page and fill out the form or Click Here. If you have any questions about puppy raising don't hesitate to contact us by clicking Here. After filling out the online form Freedom Paws will email you an application to fill out. Once you return the application to Freedom Paws, we will contact you to line up a phone interview. Once the phone interview is completed and you have been accepted as a puppy raiser, you will be put on a waiting list to receive a puppy to raise. Freedom Paws will email you the Puppy Raising Manual for you to review before accepting the puppy into your household.
Weekend and Evening Puppy Raising Program
Freedom Paws also offers weekend and evening puppy raising. These puppy raisers are the same as the above, but can choose to drop off the puppy at Freedom Paws during weekdays. At that time Freedom Paws employees will train the puppy, and socialize it, while the puppy raiser is away at work. This is an excellent choice for those puppy raisers that want to raise a puppy, but they are unable to take the puppy to work with them.
Visit "The Journey" page to learn the process of a Freedom Paws assistance dog from Birth to Retirement.