Puppy Raisers Desperately Needed!
Help change a life by raising a puppy for someone with Diabetes
We currently utilize Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and some German Shepherds. Puppy raisers receive the Diabetic Alert puppy at approximately 8 weeks of age and they foster them until they are approximately 14 months of age. These are normal puppies that will chew, bark, whine, and cry. And they are not housebroken.
Potential puppy raisers need to meet certain criteria:
1. Puppy Raisers must be at least 12 years of age with parental involvement and support. The adult is responsible party.
2. Puppy Raisers must have a car in order to transport the puppy in an emergency.
3. Puppy Raisers must agree to allow the puppy to sleep indoors at night.
4. Puppy Raisers must agree to socialize, attend rally/obedience classes held through Canine Hope, attend monthly outings, and housebreak the puppy.
5. Puppy Raisers must live within 2 hours of Riverside County.
Puppy Raiser Form - PDF file
Puppy Raiser Responsibilities
Your Diabetic Alert Dog will need lots of love and socialization. You are expected to housebreak your puppy, and familiarize it with people, animals, traffic, noises, and strange surroundings that are age appropriate. You will need to do basic obedience training and ensure that your puppy can ride comfortably in a car.
Puppy Living Arrangements
Your puppy must be raised as an inside dog, spending time with family members and guests. Puppies must sleep beside the bed of the primary puppy raiser in a crate or on a kuranda cot. Sleeping in the garage or on the patio is not acceptable. Your new puppy will need a fenced yard to allow him/her a safe environment for exploration, play, and relieving.