Volunteers care for a puppy or adult dog in their home for short periods as needed. Temporary homes, or temp homes, provide a safe and loving environment where a puppy will learn, or an adult dog will maintain, housebreaking, obedience, excellent house manners, and socialization. 

Hours of Volunteering:  The volunteer temps the puppy or adult dog for a scheduled time period, normally two weeks.

Requirements:  (1) Puppy orientation class, (2) Dog Handling Orientation (3) a home check by a Foundation representative.  Veterinary care and dog food is provided by the Foundation.

Questions? Contact the Puppy Program Team at 631-930-9060; email: Nadine@vetdogs.org.


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