Requirements and Application

Photograph of a Puppy Raiser with a Golden puppy.Requirements: We have various types of Puppy Raisers: individuals, families, living in houses, apartments, condos townhouses. The primary qualification is someone that has time to properly and fully socialize the puppy as is needed.

The puppy must be allowed to sleep inside a crate by your bed. You must take the puppy to basic obedience class (this can be through your local park).

The puppy is not to be allowed on any furniture and absolutely no table scraps or “people food” is to be given to the puppy. You must be able to attend monthly puppy meetings.

Raisers must live in Southern California (Sylmar, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, Orange County, Westside Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura or San Luis Obispo), Washington state (Vancouver or Seattle area), Montana (close to Missoula) or Colorado (close to Canon City).

Application: If you are interested in becoming a Puppy Raiser for Guide dogs of America, fill out a Puppy Raisers application.

One of our staff members from the Puppy Department will then contact you to schedule a home interview to discuss the Puppy Raising Program in detail and to answer any questions you may have.

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