Change Lives, One Puppy at a Time

Become a Puppy Raiser

Our Puppy Raiser program brings people of all ages together, creating a community of caring and hardworking puppy raisers. We look for potential puppy raisers who are willing to dedicate their time to help us build a solid foundation for these future Assistance Dogs.

How it works

Our puppy raisers receive a puppy at eight (8) weeks of age and continue to raise the puppy until it is between 14 to 16 months of age. During their time raising, they attend basic obedience classes with their puppies. They also go on public outings to expose the puppies to a multitude of different environments. After the year of raising and training, the puppies are ready to return to Dogs for Better Lives to begin their next step towards becoming an Assistance Dog.

Our puppy raisers are integral to what we do. We are just as committed to them as they are to our organization, and together we create a community dedicated to helping others. As we continue to grow as an organization, so will the rapidly increasing need for puppy raisers. The more dogs we rescue or puppies that are raised, the more people we can serve.

We are now accepting Puppy Raisers from all across the United States, except Alaska and Hawaii!

Thinking of helping us change lives? Apply today!

Puppy Raisers should –

  • Be willing to attend puppy classes regularly.
  • Be willing to learn and follow DBL’s puppy raising policies and procedures.
  • Have the time to dedicate to raising a foster puppy.
  • Have patience and understanding.
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