We are extremely fortunate to have a remarkable pool of people that provide foster care for some of our dogs. These volunteers open their hearts and their homes to our dogs that need temporary care in a comfortable, loving environment near one of our campuses. 

The dogs requiring foster care could be from any aspect of our program - breeder dogs, guide dog puppies, active or retired guide dogs, or dogs in training - and the reasons for needing foster care are just as diverse, for example: 

Most foster care needs are relatively short in duration - just a few days or a few weeks at a time. Some dogs pose more behavioral or physical challenges, and in rare instances, we even need volunteers to provide hospice care for dogs at the end of their lives. We always try to match each dog with an ideal care provider, while still respecting the needs of both the dog and the volunteer. One thing is for sure, we are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support we receive from this special group of volunteers.

Become a foster care provider

If you think providing foster care to our dogs is the volunteer opportunity for you, please follow the steps to become a campus volunteer.

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