What is a Dog Foster?

Dog fosters are responsible to socialize the service dog in training as much as they can. They bring the puppy everywhere they go including restaurants, libraries, the mall and as many different environments as possible. They also expose it to as many different situations including schools, busy pedestrian areas, other animals, and interaction with children. A well-socialized puppy will have fewer adjustments to make when it comes back to Leashes of Valor for formal service dog training.

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How do I become a Dog Foster?

Prospective Dog Fosters are interviewed by the K9 Department. Once accepted, orientation, training classes, and staff assistance are provided. Please consider applying for this program. We need also need part-time weekend dog fosters.