Metro Detroit Leader Dogs for the Blind in need of volunteer puppy raisers

Posted at 4:25 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 16:26:55-05

Leader Dogs for the Blind is in need of volunteer puppy raisers and host homes/volunteers for Leader Dog Moms (breeding stock dogs).

Volunteers are critical to the success of Leader Dog, which empowers people who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind.

Leader Dog says the need for volunteers to host Leader Dog Moms is on the rise. 

Leader Dog Mom hosts are responsible for keeping breeding dogs healthy and safe in their homes, whelping puppy litters and caring for puppies for their first six to seven weeks of life. 

Puppy raisers are responsible for housebreaking and teaching good manners, as well as basic obedience training. 

"The future of our guide dog program depends on volunteers who provide loving homes for our Leader Dog puppies, and host specially selected breeding dogs," said Sue Daniels, president and CEO of Leader Dog.

"This dedicated group of volunteers directly contributes to a puppy's chance of becoming a Leader Dog."

All volunteers receive training and comprehensive support from Leader Dog's breeding department, canine development specialists and veterinary staff. 

For more information on volunteering with Leader Dog, click here.