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Requirements of a Home Litter Care Volunteer

We’re excited that you’re considering becoming a home litter care volunteer. In this section you will find all the information you need to make an informed decision. We’re also available to talk through any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us

You should:
•    Live within one hour of the Canine Development Center in Patterson.
•    Be able to travel to Guiding Eyes facilities for veterinary care if needed, or in case of emergency.
•    Be able to house the brood and puppies in a heated area of the home that is easy to disinfect.
•    Have flexibility in your schedule to allow early morning, mid-day, afternoon, and evening care.
•    Be able to contain other household pets to an area that is separate from the brood and puppies.
•    Commit to 2 to 5 weeks of continuous care
•    Have access to a local 24-hour pharmacy

All of our care volunteers need to complete a full day of Home Litter Care and Early Socialization training at the Canine Development Center in Patterson.