Requirements: We have various types of Puppy Raisers:

  • individuals
  • families
  • living in houses
  • apartments
  • condos
  • townhouses

The primary qualification is someone that has TIME to properly and fully socialize the puppy as is needed.

The puppy must be allowed to sleep inside a crate by your bed. You must take the puppy to basic obedience class (this can be through your local park) and GDA obedience classes.

The puppy is not to be allowed on any furniture and absolutely no table scraps or “people food” is to be given to the puppy. You must be able to attend monthly puppy meeting.

Raisers must live in the Southern or Central California area. Some parts of W.A. can also Puppy Raise.

Application: If you are interested in becoming a Puppy Raiser for Guide dogs of America, fill out a Puppy Raisers application and mail it:

attn:: Puppy Department- Puppy Raiser Application
Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342

One of our staff members from the Puppy Department will then contact you to schedule a home interview to discuss the Puppy Raising Program in detail and to answer any questions you may have. If you need an application, fill out the request form below. Be sure to fill out all (*)required fields.