Puppy Raiser/Temp Home/Taxi Team Application


Yes! I want to become a part of the Guide Dog Foundation Puppy Program Team.  This application is for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer Puppy Raiser, a Temporary Home provider, or a member of our Taxi Team.  

Applicants must be 18 years or older.  Sorry, No exceptions.

(Required fields are listed with a "*" next to them.)  All fields are required.

*Prefix (ex. Mr., Mrs. Ms.)        
*First Name        
*Last Name   

*Email Address:   

Permanent Home/Family Address 
   *Address Line 1   
    Address Line 2  
   *City State Zip       

*Phone (Day)         *Best time to reach you   
*Phone (Night)      *Best time to reach you   

*Currently Attending College?   
*College Name (If not applicable, please enter N/A)  

(YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR SCHOOL NAME)

College/Temporary Address  (If not applicable, please enter N/A for all fields)
*Address Line 1   
*Address Line 2   
*City, State Zip        

*Do you have an active email address that you can check at least once every 24 hours?   

*Can you respond to communication via email and phone calls within 24 hours?   

*Can you easily access our online documents at puppyraising.guidedog.org?    

*Are you comfortable navigating our puppy raising website to find resources and puppy raising support?    

*Are you applying to be a full-time raiser, co-raiser, or prison puppy weekend raiser in GA, MA, ME, MD, FL or CT, temp home provider or taxi team member?  

*Are you at least 18 years of age?   

*If children are less than 6 years old is there another adult over 18 years old to care for the puppy? (If not applicable, please enter N/A)   

*Are all members of the household interested in puppy raising and willing to comply with the procedures?   

*Which person will assume primary responsibility for the care of the puppy?   

*Who will be responsible for caring for the puppy if you are unavailable or busy? (Must be 18 years or older)   

*Hobbies or other commitments applicants are regularly involved with:   

*Hours per week:   

*Puppy with you?   

*What is your experience with dogs - obedience, handling, showing, fostering, etc.?   

Are you willing to do the following?

*Free running as advised?   

*Take puppy in car and public transportation?   

*Attend Foundation run activities?   

*Socialize outside home 5 days a week?   


*Does the primary caretaker work full-time/part-time?   

*How many hours per week?   

*If yes, can you bring the puppy to work with you?   

*Other, Please explain (If not applicable, please enter N/A):   

 

*Is any family member allergic to dogs?   
*If yes, please specify. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)   

*Is any family member afraid of dogs?   
*If yes, please specify. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)   

*Have you raised a puppy in the past?   

Other Pets

*Do you currently have any pets at home?   
*If yes, what kind(s)? (If not applicable, please enter N/A)   

*If "yes" to cats, how does each cat react to dog(s) in the home? (If not applicable, please enter N/A) 
 

*Do you have a dog at home?   

*If "yes" to dogs, what are the ages, and are they male, female, neutered or spayed? (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*If "yes" to dogs, how does it react to strangers?  Please specify. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*If "yes" to dogs, how does it react to loud noises (such as firecrackers)?  Please specify. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*If "yes" to dogs, do your dogs bark when people ring the doorbell or knock on the door? (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*If "yes" to dogs, how does it react to thunder?  Please specify. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*If "yes" to dogs, how does it react to other animals?  Please specify. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*Is dog aggressive to dogs, cats, children or adults?  Please specify, growling, snapping, other. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*Is dog protective of its toys or food?  Please specify, guarding, growling, snapping, other. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 

*Is dog fearful of dogs, cats, children, or adults?  Please specify, avoiding, cowering, growling, snapping, other. (If not applicable, please enter N/A)
 


*Do you have a fenced-in yard?   

If yes, what height? (If not applicable, please enter N/A)   

*If yes, what kind of fence? (If not applicable, please enter N/A)   

*There will be a home visit to ensure your home is puppy-proof.  Are you comfortable with this?   

*Is your family willing to absorb the cost of feeding a guide dog puppy our specified diet (food cost is estimated at $60 per month - $20 per month for weekend raisers) including toys?   

*Comments/Notes (If not applicable, please enter N/A)


*Where did you hear about the program?   

Thank you for applying.  We will be in touch soon.