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A Deafinitely Dogs! puppy has a very important future.  These puppies grow up and become somebody's everything- someone's Assistance Dog!


If you would like to be part of their legacy - the volunteer puppy raising program is of extreme importance!  It establishes a foundation of socialization,  experience and obedience training.  Volunteer puppy raisers must have the ability to safely house (indoors) a puppy/dog in their home.  Puppies range in age from 8 weeks through 18 months.  To help puppies experience a variety of situations, puppy raisers typically have a particular puppy for 4-12 months.    Volunteer puppy raisers must be able to devote time every day to the complete care of the puppy or dog which includes: feeding, grooming, socialization, walking/purposeful exercise, attending obedience classes, and completing monthly reports for Deafinitely Dogs!  


Volunteer Puppy Raisers are financially responsible for the following items:  

(many financial items are tax deductible)

  • Food and other supplies
  • Healthcare - preventative healthcare, spay or neuter (when/if requested by the Puppy Program Coordinator)
  • Any incidental healthcare requirements
  • Obedience Classes - when possible Deafinitley Dogs! will provide obedience classes.  In the event classes are unavailable or logistically not possible - an alternate obedience class must be approved by Deafinitely Dogs! 


Volunteer Puppy Raisers are personally responsible for the following items:

  • Socialization - which involves exposing the puppy to a variety of enviornments and experiences.  Socialization needs to be purposeful and daily
  • Attend Obedience Classes - When possible Deafinitely Dogs! will hold obedience classes.  If classes are  full or too far to attend - a class approved by Deafintiely Dogs! will be required
  • Transportation - which may include taking the puppy to/from the vet, classes, events, picking up and delivering your puppy to/from Deafinitley Dogs! and the cost associated with transportation.
  • Love - these puppies will require a home that provides them with lots of care and love!


Volunteer Puppy Raisers may have one other adult dog in their home (must be at least 12 months old).  


If you are interested in applying to become a Volunteer Puppy Raiser please complete the form below.  Once received our Puppy Raiser Coordinator will email you an application.  Thank  you!





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DeafinitelyDogs! Corporate Office
2121 N Towne LN NE
Suite A
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Non profit 501(c)(3)

Phone: 319 930-DOGS (3647)


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