Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Patriot Service Dogs! This application is primarily geared towards puppy raisers, our most common volunteer position. If you would like to volunteer in another way, please complete the application and click the "other" box when asked how you would like to volunteer.

This is not a short application, but you are applying to take home a dog in training that we care deeply about. Thank you for taking the time to complete the whole application. We will be in touch after we receive it!

Online Volunteer Application

Personal Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Patriot Service Dogs! Please fill out this form to apply for a volunteer position. Patriot Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization working to provide quality service dogs to veterans in need. We invite volunteers over the age of 21 and of any race or creed or sexual orientation to engage with us and provide vital skills to our dogs in training. After we receive your application, we will contact you and arrange for an interview in person or by phone with our volunteer coordinator. All information on this form will be kept confidential and will help us find the perfect volunteer project for you.
Name
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Address
Emergency Contact
What type of volunteer opportunities are you interested in? Check all that apply.
Are you physically able to manage a young, large breed dog?
All of our dogs are young, large breed dogs. Volunteers help train them when they are still puppies in training, so they will not be perfect service dogs. Please be realistic about the dogs and your own abilities.
How did you learn about Patriot Service Dogs?

Family/Home Information

Volunteering with Patriot Service Dogs is a wonderful activity for the whole family. We encourage both families and individuals to fill out an application. We welcome all volunteers regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.
Please list the adults in your home (over the age of 18 years old) and their relationship to you.
Please list all children (17 and under) that reside in your home and their age.
Please list all of the animals in your home. Include the type and age of the animals.
Does your entire household support this project?

Experience:

Patriot Service Dogs is interested in your history with dogs and the training they may have received. No experience is required, just a willingness to learn! If you do have previous dog training experience, we will expect you to use our methods, even if they differ from what you've done previously.
Have you ever raised a puppy (8-week-old) before?
Have you owned dogs in the past?
Have you ever volunteered with dogs before? If so, how?
If you have/had animals, please list the contact info for your veterinarian. We do not ask volunteers to cover any medical costs and we have our own vet. We do need to know that volunteers take care of their own pets.
Veterinarian Address
IF WE FEEL IT NECESSARY, DO WE HAVE YOUR PERMISSION TO CONTACT THEM TO CHECK ON YOUR PREVIOUS CARE OF ANIMALS?
Being a puppy raiser/ Weekend raiser can be an exciting and rewarding experience. We do take this volunteer position very seriously so please consider the following before signing below.
I understand that any and all animals in my care belong to Patriot Service Dogs, Inc. and must be returned to PSD immediately upon request.
Consent, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement
Photo Release
I agree that the information given in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge.