What to expect when you raise a puppy:
Applying: After you have completed an application to be a Puppy Raiser, you will be phoned to schedule a home interview. After a review, you will be notified as to whether your application has been approved or not.

How long before you get the puppy?: This can very in time, depending on the number of puppies we have and if you are waiting for a specific breed or gender of puppy.

Receiving the puppy: When it is time to pick up your puppy, you will be notified and scheduled to come in for a Puppy Orientation meeting. In this meeting you will be told/reminded the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for raising the puppy. You will also be given a bowl, leash, puppy manual(if you are a first time Puppy Raiser or need an updated copy), and other starting items. You will also be given a card that will tell you when you need to bring your puppy in for shots and other medical evaluations. After the meeting you will be given your puppy.

In-for-training: Your dog will be brought In-For-Training at about 18 months of age. You will be notified when your dog is scheduled to be brought in for training as it gets closer to that time. The In-For-Training barbecue will give you a great opportunity to cry, laugh, and have fun with other fellow Puppy Raisers as you say good bye to your puppy who is going off into formal training.