Puppy Raisers and Puppy Sitters rear and socialize puppies from the age of 8 weeks to approximately 16-20 months in the volunteer’s home. The time requirement is 24/7 and the pup does accompany the Volunteer to work or school. Puppy Raising requires a 6 – 12 month commitment. Puppy Sitters provide care and socialization for guide dog puppies at times when a puppy raiser is unable to. Puppy Sitting is a short-term commitment. Both positions require ongoing training, which is provided.
Advanced Training Boarders provide care and comfort for Guide Dogs that are currently in Advanced Training. These dogs are no younger than 1 year old and are usually completely house trained. Our Boarders are responsible for taking a Guide Dog in Training home during the week as needed or over the weekend. These dogs are “off duty” in the evenings as they have worked hard all day! There are no walks or training to be done. You will just provide a relaxing evening for these fun and loving dogs.
As a Guide Dogs of Texas Ambassador, you’ll represent us at information booths at offsite events such as Trade Shows, Health Fairs and Community Events. You will also have the opportunity to represent Guide Dogs of Texas as a presenter at schools and civic groups to share the Mission and programs of Guide Dogs of Texas. All training provided.
Provide “sighted guide” assistance to a person with visual impairment at a Guide Dogs of Texas event. All training is provided. Assist with transportation of clients and canines in accordance with our policies.
Help maintain our beautiful facility and grounds and/or participate in building projects. (Perfect for Scouts!)
Administrative volunteers help with different projects in our Office, such as mailings, answering phones, or assisting staff. And More!
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