- Location: Kensington VIC
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Community Services
Type of work
- Working with Animals
- National Police Certificate *
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Experience the joy of looking after one of our very special puppies and assist someone who is blind to live their life to the full. Being a Puppy Carer is possibly the most enjoyable way to volunteer. Not only do you get to experience the joy of looking after an adorable puppy for about 12 - 15 months – without any of the associated costs – you will also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are assisting someone who is blind to live the life they choose. The puppy caring program requires volunteers to care for a puppy in their home from the age of 8 weeks, until they are approximately 12-15 months of age. Carers teach, under the guidance of a puppy development officer, basic obedience, house manners, eating and toileting on command, socialisation in many different places (restaurants, cinemas, cafes, shopping centres, supermarkets etc) and to walk on lead in a relaxed manner. Carers are visited regularly at home by their puppy development officer to provide guidance in training and caring for their puppy. A training day that the carer and puppy are required to attend to once a month. Puppy caring is a very rewarding experience and our organisation couldn’t run without volunteers that participate in this program.