Become a Puppy Raiser

Assistance dogs aren’t just born, there are raised.

Volunteer puppy raisers provide a safe home, take them to obedience classes, server a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love. 

Each hour spent caring for a Pawsitism Puppy is vital to its development as a future assistance dog. Puppy raising program-unique activity 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.


As a volunteer puppy raiser, you must agree to the following:

  • Provide a safe environment for a puppy who will be the only dog under one-year-old in the house today
  • Work closely with positives on monitoring the puppies progress and submit monthly reports
  • Attend approved obedience classes
  • Provide age appropriate socialization opportunities such as public outings and medical appointments
  • Keep the puppy on a leash at all times in less than a securely fenced area
  • Supervise the young puppy throughout the day
  • Agreed to return the puppy upon request
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