Application and Policies – Puppy raising is an act of generosity that will have a profound impact on someone’s life. It is a considerable commitment, but a very rewarding one. Below is the sample Raiser Agreement and key policies of the Guiding Eyes Puppy Program, designed to promote the safety & care of our puppies. If you have reviewed all the information and would like to proceed to the next step, please submit the application below. You can make a difference!

Puppy Raiser Application

This application indicates your interest in finding out more about raising a puppy and will be sent to the region selected. You will hear from a Guiding Eyes representative within two weeks and be invited to attend classes that will answer your questions and help you prepare to become a puppy raiser. We ask our potential raisers to be well informed when making this important decision, so be sure to review the above policies.

For additional information, or if you do not hear from us within 14 days of submitting your application, please contact us at

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Puppy Raiser Application

Puppy Raiser Information

Please complete all required fields as indicated by *.”


(Primary raiser or parent/guardian of youth raiser)


5 digits only, no dash

area code & number, no dashes

area code & number, no dashes

Youth Raiser



Household Member(s)

Pet Ownership

Other Dogs

Are they house dogs or outside dogs?  Note: Guiding Eyes puppies must be raised as house dogs. 

Max 1,500 characters

Dog Experience

Max 255 characters

Raiser Responsibilities


It is helpful for us to know where you work. We will not contact your employer without first notifying you.

Max 50 characters


Final Thoughts

If you have questions, please contact the Canine Development Center at (845) 878-3330.


By submitting this form online, I certify that I have studied general information about the

Guiding Eyes puppy raising program and I understand the commitment of time, money and love

involved in raising a puppy for 14 - 16 months. Please accept my application to become a

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Raiser.