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Puppy Raising is a Great Way to Spend the Weekend


Your Weekend Plans Are About To Be Filled With Puppy Love

Thank you for your interest in being a Weekend Puppy Raiser with International Hearing Dog, Inc. (IHDI). This opportunity is currently limited to the Torrington, WY area only. While this may be a lengthy application, we know you understand why it is important for us to get to know you! Our puppies are excited to meet you and have loads of weekends exploring life with you.

First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Preferred method of contact?
Do you need any special accommodations?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, is your landlord aware of your intent to be a puppy raiser?*
*We will need a letter from your landlord that they acknowledge and are aware of having a puppy in your home on the weekends for a year.
Do you have a yard?
Is your yard fenced?
*If you have current dogs/cats in the home, we will need to see vaccination records that your dogs/cats are up to date on all required vaccines pior to puppy raising.
Are you in school on the weekends?
Are you employed?
If employed, do you work on the weekend?
*It is IHDI's policy not to leave a puppy alone for more than 4 hours.
Have you ever owned a dog before?
Do you have any dog training experience?
Are you willing to socialize and train the puppy at home and in public?
Are you able to travel to the Wyoming Medium Correctional institution in Torrington, WY to pick up and drop off the puppy?
*By filling out this information, you agree to allow a representative from IHDI to contact your veterinary reference.
*By filling out these references, you agree to allow a representative from IHDI to contact your character references.
Things to Consider*

These puppies are all service dog candidates and you, as a Weekend Puppy Raiser, are expected to uphold IHDI's training, guidelines, and procedures. If you are found not following IHDI's guidelines, training, and/or procedures, IHDI reserves the right to terminate you from the Weekend Puppy Raising program.

IHDI staff will make all decisions regarding placement, acceptance into the hearing dog program, training, feeding, care, and medical treatment of all puppies being raised.

IHDI retains ownership of the puppy in a Weekend Puppy Raiser's care.

A Weekend Puppy Raiser may be asked to return the puppy to IHDI at any time.

All IHDI program dogs will NOT be permitted to go to dog parks. Violation of this rule will result in termination from IHDI’s Weekend Puppy Raiser program.

IHDI does not make any guarantee relating to the animals' health, temperament, behaviors, or actions.

IHDI is not responsible for any property damage or personal injury suffered by you, members of your household, including your own animals or any third parties. It is the Weekend Puppy Raiser's responsibility to provide adequate controls to prevent such damage or injury.

For a variety of reasons, Puppies In Training cannot access the wide array of venues allowed by ADA for a certified service dog. As the puppies grow and learn, the variety of possible venues will grow as well. However, it is important that puppies are only exposed to settings and experiences that they are developmentally prepared to take part in. Consequently, you can only have the Puppy in Training accompany you to places and experiences pre-approved by the IHDI staff.

*By signing this application, you have read through, understand and agree to all points outlined under "Things to Consider." 

First Name *
Last Name *

** Submission of this application does not guarantee your acceptance into our Weekend Puppy Raiser program. Approval will be determined on the review of your application, interview of the whole household, background check, and a home visit.

Thank you so much for your interest in raising a puppy with IHDI!