"The support I receive from Guide Dogs, the friendships I have made with other Puppy Raisers and the knowledge that I’m helping a puppy prepare for their important career makes it all worthwhile. I wake up happy every day because I get to do something I love!" - Natalie, volunteer Puppy Raiser for Guide Dogs SA/NT
Can you offer a loving home to our puppies in training?
Become a volunteer Puppy Raiser to nurture the next generation of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs.
Our puppies start training from 8-10 weeks of age and, for the next 12+ months, you could play an essential role in their development, introducing them to a range of new experiences and environments as they prepare for their important career.
Once they’re ready for the next stage of their journey, our puppies return to Guide Dogs to begin assessment and training for their potential careers as Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs or Therapy Dogs.
While it’s never easy to say goodbye to the puppy, it's a wonderful feeling to know that you have contributed to the training of a Guide Dog that will one day make a positive difference to somebody’s life – and there's always the opportunity to continue Puppy Raising!