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COPE Service Dogs (Puppy Foster Volunteer)Organization Name: COPE Service Dogs
Opportunity Title: Puppy Foster Volunteer
Category: Animal Care
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: July 27, 2019
End Date: August 31, 2020
- Background/police check required
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
- Family-oriented volunteering
- Training or orientation required
Purpose of the Position: Join the team to change the lives of people with disability and youth who are experiencing challenges by providing a loving home and obedience training to a Service Dog-in-training during its puppyhood. Responsibilities and Duties: Care for the dog’s need according to guidelines from COPE. Provide consistent structure, rules and boundary to the dog according to training from COPE. Provide obedience training and socialization to the dog. Transport the dog to and from its training programs: Canines in the Classroom (Innisfil) & Refinement Training (Barrie) Mon, Wed, Fri during regular school year (September – Jan 2020). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. Support from Volunteer Puppy Sitter network is available for vacation or emergency. Dog food, routine veterinary care, dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. Qualifications: 18 years or older With own transportation Commitment Expected: Puppy available as soon as you have completed the Introductory Training Until August, 2020 Puppy Foster Training: Introductory Training will take place on July 27 & 28. Part 1 is on the Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Part 2 is on the Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Training location: Woods Park Care Centre, 110 Lillian Crescent, Barrie, On Ongoing Puppy Foster Training: Wed from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Weekly for 8 weeks, then bi-weekly ongoing. Training location: Barrie, On The application process takes time and training space is limited, please submit your application now to allow enough time to set up a home interview and ensure a training spot is reserved for you upon the approval of your application.