Become a Puppy Sitter

Raising a skilled service dog requires the dedication and efforts of many people, working together to positively impact the life of a wounded Veteran. Puppy Sitters play an important role by providing a safe, nurturing environment for service dogs in training on a temporary basis. Sometimes, WCC’s puppies and dogs need a place to stay for a few days or even a few weeks. They may be transitioning between caretakers or their Puppy Parents may need time off for a holiday or a family emergency. Puppy Sitters receive the same training as Puppy Parents so they can step in with confidence and help when needed. The training covers the proper care of a service dog in training, as well as socialization and basic commands.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a WCC Puppy Sitter, please complete and submit this Puppy Sitter application. A WCC staff member will contact you to arrange an interview and discuss upcoming training opportunities.