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About the Position
Position #: 180
OrganizationDogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society
Position: Puppy Raising Foster - Puppy Raising Foster
Location: Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society c/o Partners Naturally
Impact Statement: Our volunteer community is the backbone of our success. Our 16 staff across Edmonton, Calgary and Grande Prairie work with over 200 volunteers to breed, whelp, raise and train Labrador Retrievers. From birth to the age of approximately 2 and a half years old, volunteers are part of our assistance dogs' daily lives.

Fosters have the rewarding experience of growing with their puppies as they practice training skills every single day. They also get to take the puppies with them to as many places as possible as every experience is a learning opportunity.

As part of the socialization process, our dogs are raised in volunteer foster homes throughout their training.

People give their time to DWW in many other ways as well. This includes helping with public education, fundraising and special events.
Description: You can play a vital role in the life of a puppy that will one day be an assistance dog. Puppy fosters open their homes & dedicate their time to raising & socialising puppies 24/7 for a full year.
Training Details: You will have the full support of the DWW health, training, boarding & volunteer teams. We provide a thorough assessment & orientation before a puppy comes to your home. Once the puppy is living with you, we provide ongoing guidance & support. We work with you proactively from your first day of puppy raising to the day the dog moves to the next stage with an adult raising foster. You will work directly with a trainer and attend weekly training classes.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Puppy fostering is full time commitment for one year. It begins when the puppy is 8 weeks and continues until the puppy is approximately 16 months. One adult must be at home all day with the puppy or take the puppy to work.
Puppy raising fosters attend weekly training alongside the puppies.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Animals/Pets, Caring Support, Special Events
Skill(s): Accountability, Adaptability, Respect, Continuous Learning, Self-Motivation
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.dogswithwings.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Susan Craig Bieganek
Phone: 7807846948
Address: Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society c/o Partners Naturally Grande Prairie, T8V 1V5
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