Care for a dog-in-training
As a volunteer Home Boarder, you can play an essential role in helping our dogs-in-training to prepare for their life-changing careers. Once our puppies are ready to begin formal training, our volunteer Home Boarders step in to provide a loving home for up to 12 months.
We also have Short-Term Boarding opportunities available if you can only volunteer occasionally. Our Short-Term Boarders look after dogs and puppies on an ‘as needed’ basis, sometimes over a weekend or for several weeks at a time.
Dogs in boarding are collected each weekday morning to take part in training sessions, and are returned each evening to your care. All food and veterinary bills are covered by Guide Dogs during the dog’s stay.
Home Boarding is an ideal way to enjoy the benefits of having a dog, without the need to keep them occupied during the day. It also provides more flexibility than Puppy Raising, making it the perfect role for people who want to volunteer but might not meet all of our Puppy Raising criteria.
Who can be a Home Boarder?
We need volunteers who:
- are over 18 years of age
- live in the Adelaide metropolitan area
- have a full driver’s licence and a car
- have a secure yard which is accessible to our staff
- are prepared for the dog to live and sleep inside their home.
For more information on becoming a Home Boarder, please contact our HR team on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8115 6050.