Welcome a puppy into your home and your life for approximately 18 months. Raising a PADS puppy means having a furry companion by your side at work, school, the grocery store and wherever else you may go in a day. This volunteer job is a big commitment, but it is an essential part of socializing our dogs for the working life they will later have with their partner. Puppies will come to live with their raiser at about eight weeks old and stay with them for approximately 18 months.
Not sure about committing full time? Talk to us about co-raising a puppy. You can partner with a friend or colleague, or we can match you with another member of our volunteer team that is looking for someone to share the responsibility of one puppy. This is ideal for people whose work environment (nurses, chefs, surgeons, etc.) poses challenges for puppy-raising, or for single individuals who want to raise a puppy, but don’t have the support of a partner or family member to spell them off periodically (puppies can be very busy!).
Burnaby: Applications Temporarily Closed – Get Notified
Okanagan: Accepting Applications
Calgary: Accepting Applications