Puppy Raising Criteria

In order to become a puppy raiser with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, you must meet the below criteria:

  • Children must be 5 years of age or older
  • No more than 2 dogs currently living in the home (must be neutered)
  • Must not leave the pup alone for more than 4 hours (less when 8-12 weeks of age)
  • Must own a vehicle or have access to one
  • Must have an enclosed garden
  • If working, working hours need to be suitable and flexible to allow adequate puppy supervision, participation in training activities/ environmental exposure, implementation of tailored advice as required and ability to meet with supervisor
  • Must have access to virtual meeting platform

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