- Canine Partners of the Rockies Dogs
Canine Partners of the Rockies wants your help! We have a number of volunteer opportunities to get you involved with training service dogs today! We are always in need of volunteers who are passionate and enthusiastic about our organization and our mission. No matter what your talents or skills, we have a job for you.
You will be enriching your community and receiving the companionship and joy of our great dogs. And don't forget those puppy kisses!
Some of our volunteer opportunities are listed below, but we have many others!
Becoming a fully trained and happy service dog demands a fun and rewarding puppy-hood. The fun and rewards are not just for the puppies, though!
Volunteer Puppy Raisers raise and train our young puppies until they are ready for the next step in the journey to full service dogs, around eighteen months. The puppy lives with the Raiser during this time, learning manners and basic commands. As a future service dog, the puppy is also allowed to go anywhere with the Puppy Raiser, giving the puppy experience in a variety of social contexts. Bring your puppy with you to the movies or the store! Curious dog-lovers will greet you with smiles and questions. Also, puppy and Raiser will get to attend weekly obedience classes, with resident dog experts giving the latest advice and knowledge on how to raise a great dog. Puppy Raisers are responsible for the costs of raising the puppy, including food, toys, crates and veterinary care, inoculations and having the puppy spayed or neutered. However, because CaPR is a non-profit organization, these expenses are tax deductible. We also staff Volunteer Puppy Sitters who will care for your young puppy whenever you need a break from the fun and cuteness!
Crazy about puppies but short on time? Maybe you are interested in helping your community and learning more about dogs, but aren't quite ready to commit to being a full-time Puppy Raiser. Puppy Sitting is the way to go! A Puppy Sitter cares for the puppy-in-training when the Puppy Raiser is not available, on vacation, has an illness, or just needs a break. Sitting assignments can range from a day to several weeks. Puppy Sitters have the same responsibilities as Puppy Raisers, minus the time and financial commitments. When contacted, a Sitter can accept or decline an assignment. Sitters get to attend obedience class when the puppy is in their care, and will receive the CaPR training manual. In fact, Sitters are required to attend/observe a number of obedience classes before their first Sitting assignment to accelerate their puppy training skills right away! Many of our great Puppy Raisers started out as great Puppy Sitters!
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