Could you raise a puppy to become a service dog?
Would you enjoy taking a dog in advanced training home during the nights and weekends?

We need you!

From families with young children to empty-nesters and everyone in between, volunteering for Service Dogs of Virginia is a rewarding experience and has the potential to drastically change someone’s life for the better.

If you’re interested in volunteering but aren’t sure about what’s involved or what type of commitment you’re ready for, feel free to give us a call at 434-295-9503. We can arrange for you to visit one of our puppy classes or talk with other volunteers.

If you’ve read the section on puppy raising and already know you’re ready to sign up, please fill out and submit the puppy raiser application.

Should you feel taking on a puppy is more than you can manage, you can be a nights and weekends volunteer who provides a home for a dog in advanced training. These dogs are dropped off at the training center Monday – Friday around 9:30 a.m. for training and picked up around 5:00 p.m.  Nights and weekends volunteers are expected to maintain the training the dogs receive during the week. There are times you would keep the dog at home, for example when the training center is closed for holidays. You do need to apply; please use the puppy raiser application.

Thank you!