FULL-TIME PUPPY RAISERS:
Full-time puppy raisers live and work with their service dog-in-training in their homes for an extended period of time. Before you decide to foster one of our adorable, energetic dogs you may want to consider the following:
Puppy raising requirements include:
Providing a safe, healthy environment where the dog feels loved and wanted
Understanding that this is a family commitment and everyone in the family is to be involved in the welfare of the dog
Socializing and keeping the dog with you as much as possible (i.e. shopping, work, family outings, etc.)
Teaching the dog good house manners
Exercising and training your dog daily
Having a fenced-in yard
Obtaining regular medical care (i.e. vaccinations) for the dog in coordination with Patriot PAWS
Completing monthly reports provided by the trainers
The willingness to follow the training guidelines given by Patriot PAWS
Returning the dog to Patriot PAWS as instructed by the trainers
Attendance at training classes at least twice a month, daytime classes are held two Fridays each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE, THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY FOR THE DOG MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD
Please remember that puppy raising is a donation of your time, energy and service. We at Patriot PAWS appreciate your dedication to our program.
In 2008, Patriot PAWS entered into an innovative partnership with a service dog training program inside Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Three TDCJ facilities participate in this program including the Lane Murray and Crain Women’s Correctional Units located in Gatesville, and the Boyd Men’s Correctional Unit in Fairfield. This partnership not only helps Patriot PAWS train more service dogs for disabled veterans, but creates career opportunities for inmates after their release and provides a way for them to give back to the community during their incarceration.
ROCKWALL, TX 75032-6029 | Tax-exempt since Jan. 2006
Classification (NTEE) Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (Human Services — Multipurpose and Other)
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.