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Puppy Whelping Home

National Service Dogs

   About the Position

Impact Statement
By joining our journey of raising a Service Dog, you will support our mission to empower people to achieve their full potential with strategically trained and certified Service Dogs, catalysts for restorative change.

Whelping home volunteers welcome litters of puppies, our future life changers!

With support from NSD staff and our whelping program, you would host the litter of puppies for about 8 weeks. This includes keeping the puppies’ area clean and stimulating for both mom and her puppies.

The main goal at this stage is to care for and socialize the puppies until they are ready to start training with their puppy raisers.

This volunteer role requires a flexible schedule so that the volunteer can focus the majority of their time on the litter of puppies during this crucial period of development.

The volunteer must live within 45 minutes of NSD (1286 Cedar Creek Rd), have no children under the age of 5 living in the house, and a maximum of 2 dogs in their home that are over 1 year of age.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Animals/Pets, Caring Support, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Coaching, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Accountability, Self-Motivation

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: NSD provides all of the training, manuals and materials needed. The Breeding Team is with you every step of the way!
Working Conditions: Voluteer's home - a clean, quiet space. It does not need to be all that big, but it should allow Mom and her puppies to have quiet time.
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening

   Contact Information
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Lauren Schmalz
519-623-4188 Ext. 20
1286 Cedar Creek Road Cambridge, N1R 5S5
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
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