Raising One at a Time
Our unprecedented partnership is designed to spread awareness about the extraordinary healing power of service dogs and the amazing skills they can perform to give greater independence to their handlers.
Service dogs can only be trained one at a time, which is why Canine Companions relies on volunteer puppy raisers who socialize the pups starting at eight weeks of age and teach them basic obedience commands until they’re about 18 months old. No dog training experience is necessary to be a puppy raiser—just a heartfelt desire to give back to the community in the most rewarding way possible. To learn more, check out www.canine.org/penfedfoundation
And please follow the journey of The PenFed Foundation’s service dog in training, Pilot, via our social media platforms.
Watch Canine Companions® Service Dog Maverick demonstrate a critical skill that helps veterans with a disability.
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to The PenFed Foundation to help us spread the word about the healing power of
service dogs and the critical need for volunteer puppy raisers!