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.