Puppy Raisers care for our future autism service dogs in their homes for 12-16 months. They teach basic obedience skills and house manners and socialize their pups to all of the sights and sounds of the world. The Puppy Raising Program is a fundamental part of the journey of a BluePath dog; it provides the foundation on which formal service dog training will build.
Start date varies based on dog - and volunteer - availability.
Note that first-time raisers will be required to “puppy-sit” for a 6-18mo pup for 10-14 days.
"It's such a joy to raise a puppy. There’s a wonderful sense of community; you really gain an extended family. It’s an amazing feeling to be a part of a team that is truly making a difference." - puppy raiser Kathleen H.