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Puppy Raiser


  • WHERE
    Cambridge, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

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DESCRIPTION

Have you always wondered how service dogs learn to help their handlers? Do you want to be part of a service dog’s story? By dedicating your time, energy, and love to a future service dog, you get one of the most rewarding experiences possible. And the best part is that you don’t need any experience to become a Puppy Raiser!

As an NSD Puppy Raiser, your job is to be dedicated to your puppy – providing them with care, training, house manners, socialization, and exposure to new people, places, and experiences. Puppy Raisers get lots of support from our team, attend regular training classes, and learn new skills while making new friends! NSD Puppy Raisers take on a dog from about 10 weeks old to 14-16 months of age. Puppy Raisers have access to Puppy Sitters when they need a day, weekend, or a week off. By deciding to become a Puppy Raiser, you are helping one more dog change one more life for the better!

This volunteer role requires patience and dedication as well as an ability to say goodbye at the end of their journey. The volunteer must live within 45 minutes of NSD (1286 Cedar Creek Rd), have no children under the age of 5 living in the house, a maximum of 2 personal dogs that are over 1 year of age, and live no higher than the 7th floor of apartment buildings. Volunteers will be required to attend weekly training classes.

Learn about the complete volunteer requirements at nsd.on.ca.

Anticipated Start Date: Summer/Fall 2021

To Volunteer: please email Lindsey - lindsey@nsd.on.ca or call 519.623.4188 x18

Who You'll be Assisting

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National Service Dogs

Our mission is to empower people to achieve their full potential with strategically trained and certified Service Dogs, catalysts for restorative change.


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Who You'll be Assisting

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National Service Dogs

Our mission is to empower people to achieve their full potential with strategically trained and certified Service Dogs, catalysts for restorative change.