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About the Position
Position #: 13
OrganizationDogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society
Position: Foster Adult Dog Raiser
Impact Statement: At DOGS WITH WINGS (DWW), we train dogs to do the seemingly impossible. You play an important part in a DWW dog’s development by committing to being a Puppy Raiser or an Adult Raiser. You become part of our team that works toward fulfilling our mission, which is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by providing them with highly skilled assistance dogs that increase their mobility, foster independence, and further their contributions to the community.
Description: An Adult Raiser is a 7-day per week volunteer position. As an Adult Raiser, you bring your foster dog every morning (Monday to Friday, between 7-9am) and pick up every afternoon (between 4-5:30pm) at our training centre, located in the west end of Edmonton. When not in school, the dog is by your side. The ultimate goal of an Adult Raiser is to help the dog in developing sufficient social and advanced training skills to behave in such a manner that its presence will be acceptable in all circumstances.
Training Details: Our training staff oversee these programs. We provide dog food, gear and equipment, training mat, food bowl, jacket, and cover veterinary expenses (provided they are not a result of negligence). Raisers are expected to provide bedding (crate for Puppy Raiser, bed for Adult Raiser), ID tag, grooming equipment, toys, treats for training, and infrequent minor costs associated with training.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening, Anytime
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Newcomer
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Animals/Pets, Caring Support
Skill(s): Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Accountability, Empathy, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Kerri
Phone: 780-944-8011
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