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BE A HOME FOR A
MAMA OR PAPA DOG

 

 

A Breeding Host helps PAWS breed puppies that will become future Assistance Dogs. A Breeding Host volunteers to house, train and care for a PAWS Mama or Papa Dog and makes it available to PAWS during breeding times. A Breeding Host also assists with whelping and raising litters until they are about 8 weeks old. PAWS is available to help every step of the way.
 Here’s a few things a prospective Breeding Host should know:


  • We do not require dog training experience, just a willingness to learn


  • You need to live in Michigan, within two hours of PAWS National Headquarters
 in Wayland, MI

  • You’ll have to attend monthly obedience classes at PAWS National Headquarters
 


  • You must follow veterinary guidelines
 set by PAWS

  • We’ll provide you with a team of support for hosting a Mama or Papa Dog

Paws with a Cause

  • STEP 1:

    LEARN MORE


    Learn about hosting a

    PAWS Mama or Papa Dog
     

    LEARN MORE

  • STEP 2:

    APPLY


    Complete application

    for consideration
     

    APPLY

  • STEP 3:

    ORIENTATION


    Talk to PAWS Staff and

    current PAWS Dog Volunteers
     

    SEE DATES

  • STEP 4:

    HOME VISIT


    Work with PAWS to

    become a successful Volunteer
     

    WHAT TO EXPECT

Paws with a Cause

 

BREEDING HOST HOME ORIENTATION

 

Orientations are a great way to learn about the Breeding Host Program, talk to current Breeding Hosts and ask questions of PAWS staff members. Prospective Homes need to attend one orientation session prior to applying to become a Breeding Host Home. Please RSVP.

           UPCOMING ORIENTATIONS

Southwest Michigan

June 27 at 6 p.m.

Location

PAWS Canine Development Center
4646 South Division, Wayland MI 49348
View campus map

RSVP

Wendy McIntosh
wmcintosh@pawswithacause.org
800-253-7297

Paws with a Cause

 

BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PAWS DOG VOLUNTEER


As you join PAWS on this journey, we want you to know we’re partnering with you from the beginning, every step of the way.

At the PAWS Dog Volunteer orientation or shortly afterwards, you’ll be contacted by PAWS to arrange a home visit. This is our opportunity to answer any additional questions you have and see the environment the dog will be living in. We’re checking to see that it’s a safe, pet-friendly environment. It also allows us to give advice about feeding, crating and letting the dog out as you prepare to host a PAWS Mama or Papa Dog, or a Foster Puppy.

Please note: PAWS’ goal is to have a safe environment for our volunteers. In order to ensure that, PAWS conducts a criminal history background check for all prospective PAWS’ volunteers.

We retain the right to determine whether or not to engage a prospective volunteer who has a criminal history. When making a decision whether or not to allow service by a prospective volunteer with a criminal history, PAWS will consider:

  • The nature and gravity of the offense or conduct
  • The time that has passed since the offense/conduct and/or the sentence
  • The nature of the volunteer position sought

  • Background checks may take up to two weeks to complete and must be completed by everyone that is 18 years or older living in the household. You are NOT required to complete a background check in order to attend an orientation.

    Please bring your Background Screening Authorization form to orientation or send it via email to Wendy at dbohan@pawswithacause.org

    Once a Volunteer is approved and a PAWS Dog is available, PAWS will contact you to make arrangements to place the dog in your home.

    Background Check Policy FAQ

    Fair Credit Reporting Act - Summary of Rights

    Background Screening Authorization Form

    Paws with a Cause

     

    FOSTER PUPPY RAISER LOG-IN

     

    Foster Puppy Raisers Log-In

     

    February 4th, 6:00 PM - Wayne County Community College

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