A Puppy Starter will provide a temporary home for an 8-12 week old pup for up to 2 weeks at a time. The main duties of the Puppy Starter are to socialize the pup to the home, bring the pup along on brief, age-appropriate public outings, and begin the foundations of a relieving routine. 

During this early growth/learning time-frame, it's very beneficial to provide these young puppies with time and experience in a volunteer home outside of our boarding kennel. 

Active Puppy Raisers can sign on as interested Puppy Starters, too, if you’re craving some puppy time! Email your adviser for more details. 

Puppy Starters must be located on Long Island. If you have additional questions, please email Puppy Program Manager, Lorin Bruzzese.

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