Volunteer to Transform LIves

Volunteers are critical to transforming lives with service dogs.

We strive to create an environment that is friendly, fulfilling, and fun for volunteers.

Community Volunteers

This is a 3-month minimum commitment. The community volunteer’s primary role is to handle puppies or POOCH dogs on public outings to provide positive socialization and help transfer trained behaviors to a public environment.

Whelping Hosts

Healthy, happy puppies are essential to our program! Whelping hosts provide a loving, temporary home for a breeding female, and care for her litter of new puppies for the first few weeks of their lives, giving them the start they need to become wonderful service dogs. TLCAD provides all training, equipment, food, supplies and veterinary care.

dog sitters

Dog sitters provide temporary housing and care for puppies or dogs in training who need a place to stay for a few days to a few weeks.

POOCH Furlough Volunteers

Furlough volunteers are prison employees who volunteer their time to care for POOCH dogs in their homes overnight or during weekends. They provide exposure to a home environment and positive socialization for the dogs out in public.

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