What’s your magic number?
Take me home for 3, 6, or 12 months. Love me forever.
Become a puppy raiser with Southeastern Guide Dogs and open a world of magic to those with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children who need a best friend.
Your mission as a puppy raiser is simple.
Take home a cuddly bundle of joy and bring back a happy, socialized, well-mannered dog. That’s the magic of making a difference. We’ll support your puppy-raising adventure from start to finish—no matter where you live in the United States.
Choose your own adventure.
The joys of puppy raising are endless, but the time commitment doesn’t have to be. We believe in balance, which is why you choose your own adventure. Raise a puppy on your own (you got this!) or choose your dream team. Co-raisers share the experience with family, friends, colleagues, and more, because raising pups with big hearts and bright futures isn’t always meant to be done alone.
Take a paws.
Have a getaway planned? Take the vacation, unexpected work trip, or well-deserved break. Our puppy sitters will jump in and take the leash.
Just add love (+ food and water).
You provide dog food and water, and our puppy raiser kit takes care of the rest.
All puppy raisers receive a kit stocked with the necessities to raise a happy, healthy pup. Plus, we cover all veterinary care and medical expenses, including monthly heartworm and parasite preventatives.
Puppy raiser kit includes:
- Puppy leash and collar
- Stainless steel water bowl
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Branded treat bag and puppy drool towel
- Garden flag and puppy raiser shirt
- One free 5-pound bag of dog food and bag of puppy treats
Puppy raisers do more than open their homes—they open their hearts. Our volunteer puppy raisers share their worlds with curious pups and raise hope for the people who need our dogs. Take a glimpse into the magical journey of puppy raising where destinies begin and love grows.
“Watching a puppy you raised go on to guide a person with visual impairments, giving them the independence they want, need, and deserve, is an awesome experience.”
— John Bauer, puppy raiser, club leader, puppy sponsor, donor, and longtime friend of Southeastern Guide Dogs
Puppy Raiser Clubs
Ask about puppy raiser clubs in your area for optional outings to connect, laugh, share tips, and swap stories with fellow raisers.
Bradenton, Pinellas, Cocoa Beach, Eastern Hillsborough County, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Ft. Myers (Cape Coral, Marco Island, Naples), Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland/Winter Haven, Lakewood Ranch, MacDill, Miami, North Orlando/Daytona, North Tampa/USF, Palmetto/Ellenton, Sarasota North and South, Southern Pasco County, Southshore (Southern Hillsborough County), Tampa, Tri-County (The Villages)
Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, South Georgia: Waycross, St. Simons Island, Brunswick, St. Marys
Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Magnolia