Puppy Raising


Puppy Raising, without doubt, is one of the most challenging volunteer positions available at Guide Dogs Tasmania. It involves sleepless nights, some embarrassing moments in public, and yes, lots of tears at the end when it’s time to hand the pup back for training.

But it’s also one of the most rewarding volunteer positions. To see the dog that you helped raise go on to give the gift of independence, freedom, safety and companionship to someone who needs it more than you, would have to be one of the proudest moments of a Puppy Raiser’s life.

It takes a certain type of person to be a Puppy Raiser. Could that person be you? Have a read of the information below, and if you think it’s something you’re interested in looking into, give us a call on 1800 484 333. 

What is involved?

Puppy Raising: an overview
Who can raise a puppy?

How can I apply to raise a puppy?

If you feel you meet the necessary criteria and are committed to helping us raise a Guide Dog puppy, we would love to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for shorter-term Puppy Boarders, too. If you are interested in either, please complete the Puppy Raising Application form and send it back to us.

Puppy Development Information Sessions

Find out if and when there’s an Information Session on Puppy Raising in your area by clicking here.