Puppy Raising Volunteer Program

Puppy raisers are very valuable to us! Puppy raisers raise a puppy for the first year of that puppy’s life, exposing him/her to sights/sounds/experiences that a Service Dog may encounter. Puppy Raisers also start the puppy’s training off right! All with our expertise & supervision.

Once the puppy is a year old, CSDA will then evaluate the puppy and hopefully place him/her with their new and forever handler, a person who desperately needs a Service Dog to help them navigate through life with a disability.

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 CSDA puppy is vital to its development as a future service 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.