Puppy Raising Program
|Assistance dogs aren't just born, they're raised.
Volunteer puppy raisers provide specially- bred puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.
Each hour spent caring for a Canine Companions puppy is vital to its development as a future assistance dog. The puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist with our very important mission.
Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to be a volunteer puppy raiser. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as a co-applicant on the puppy raiser application.
Canine Companions also has puppy raising programs in place at various prison facilities across the country.
Raise a puppy, change a life.
Prison Puppy Raising Program
Canine Companions currently has facilities throughout the US raising puppies. Learn more about Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.