A puppy raiser is someone that opens their heart and home to a future service dog. They will help us train the puppy through basic obedience, polite household behavior, and even begin taking the pup into public places once they’ve earned their vest! Uplifting Paws provides all necessities for the dog, including food and medical care. All we ask is you volunteer your time, home and love, to help make a difference in someone’s life.
This is a longer commitment, and volunteers should expect to have their puppy for approximately 12-18 months. Volunteers are also required to attend weekly training classes for our service dogs in training. Interested volunteers should contact our Puppy Raiser and Foster Coordinator, Pam.