Puppy Raiser Application

Volunteer Position

Puppy Raiser

Reports To

MTR Lead Trainer


approx. 10 months

Our puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for you to assist Monkey Tail Ranch in helping children and families living with special needs.

Our volunteer puppy raisers provide a great service to the Monkey Tail Ranch program; you will help establish the foundation of early experiences, which are critical in preparing the puppy for advanced training.

This commitment involves four major areas of personal and financial responsibility:


  • Provide a safe home environment
  • Supply approved food and other supplies required for puppy raising


  • Enroll in an approved obedience class
  • Submit a monthly progress report
  • Keep Monkey Tail Ranch aware of any puppy training situations or behavioral concerns


  • Expose the puppy to a variety of environmental and situational experiences
  • Agree to follow approved socialization guidelines and handling techniques


  • Puppy Raisers agree to pay for transportation costs associated with receiving and returning the puppy


  • You must be willing and able to commit to the outlined responsibilities
  • You must have the ability to safely house and care for a puppy from eight weeks of age until approximately 12 months of age
  • You must be willing and able to devote time each day to oversee the complete care of the puppy: feeding, grooming, socialization, and exercise as recommended by our Monkey Tail Ranch team
  • Monkey Tail Ranch pays for all routine medical costs related to the puppy

Please note: You also must have a fenced yard or be willing to create a secure area for the puppy to run freely.

All fields are required. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

First Name
Last Name
Street Address
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Secondary Phone
Date of Birth
Preferred Pronoun
Job Title

Adult Co-applicant if under 18

First Name
Last Name
Do you rent or own your home?
If renting, do you have permission to have a puppy in the house?
If renting, please provide landlord's name and phone number
Do you have a fully fenced yard?
If not, are you willing to to adapt your yard to make it puppy safe?
Do you understand that puppies can not be off leash unless in a secure area?
Do you have other pets in the home?

If yes, please list pets including kind/breed, age, sex & if it is spay/neutered.

Type (Dog, Cat, Horse, Snake, etc)
Breed (if applicable/known)
Type (Dog, Cat, Horse, Snake, etc)
Breed (if applicable/known)
Type (Dog, Cat, Horse, Snake, etc)
Breed (if applicable/known)


What are you plans for the puppy during the day?
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How much time will you have to spend with the puppy each day?
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What is your past experience with raising/training puppies/dogs?
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Please briefly tell us why you want to volunteer to be a puppy raiser for Monkey Tail Ranch
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