Every day we rely on our extended family of volunteers to look after our puppies and dogs on their journey to making life possible for so many people.

Right now, we have an urgent need for more people to care and nurture our puppies through to young adolescent dogs, before their expert training begins.

How we socialise our life-changing puppies

Although no experience is necessary, we ask that you’re able to provide:

  • Have a fully-fenced safe and secure garden
  • Not leave a puppy alone for longer than two hours (in their first few weeks with you) and no longer than four hours in a 24hr period (for the remaining time they are with you
  • You have no more than two pet dogs in the home
  • Have 24hr access to a car and/or driver for you and the puppy.
  • With the support of our Puppy Team you are able to dedicate the time to train and socialise a puppy on a daily basis, to include meeting their health and welfare needs. We ask you to be willing to teach a puppy the basics with guidance from our Co-ordinators.  This will include: house training, general obedience and walking on the lead
  • With support and guidance from our Puppy Team, introduce a puppy to typical environments which could include: shops, cafes, supermarkets, some public transport and a mixture of both busy town and rural areas.
  • Willing to attend monthly puppy classes, with a combination of group visits and 121 home visits from a Puppy Co-Ordinator
  • A workplace assessment may be requested if it is appropriate for a puppy to spend some time at your place of work.

Food and vet bills are covered by the charity and full support and advice is provided by our team of Puppy Co-Ordinators.

Register your interest today

Please enter your postcode below to find out if we’re recruiting puppy volunteers in your area. One of our team will be in touch once we’ve received your enquiry form.

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