VOLUNTEER WITH DOGS

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.

Breeder Caretaker

Breeder caretakers open their heart and home to a purpose-bred dog from Dogs for Better Lives’ breeding program. Enjoy the companionship of a well-mannered Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, or a cross of the two and help bring future generations of assistance dogs into the world to one day change someone’s life.

Foster or Transport a Dog

Our team of foster and transportation volunteers make a big impact on our Assistance Dog Programs, helping our dogs through various stages of their Assistance Dog training journey. Sometimes our dogs need a short-term foster home before, during, or after training. Other times a dog will need a ride to another location to begin training on campus or to be handed off to another volunteer or staff member.

Shelter Dog Foster (TX)

Assistance Dog Fosters at Operation Kindness help shelter dogs have a second chance at a life-changing career as a Service Dog for someone in need. Fosters are instrumental in our efforts to rescue dogs and help more people.

Prison Puppy Raising Program Foster (OH)

Dogs for Better Lives is excited to introduce our new Prison Puppy Raising Program! This innovative program brings together individuals with an interest in raising puppies and prepares them to become future Service Dogs for people with disabilities.

Kennel Volunteer (OR)

As a Kennel Volunteer, you will play a crucial role in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our Assistance Dogs in training.