Looking to care for a Seeing Eye Dogs puppy? Learn everything you need to know at an information session or Paws for Cause event near you.
Information sessions hosted by Seeing Eye Dogs staff
Seeing Eye Dogs information sessions provide you with the opportunity to ask all your questions about becoming a puppy carer, to find out about different caring programs and information on how to apply.
Online information session (via Zoom)
Tuesday 19 March 2024, 6pm – 7pm AEDT
Registrations are required for our online information session.
In-person information session
Friday 12 April 2024, 12-1pm
Seeing Eye Dogs, 17 Barrett Street, Kensington, VIC, 3031
‘Paws for a cause’ meet and greet events – get to know your local puppy development trainer
This is a great introduction to have a chat with a puppy development trainer and a puppy carer to find out more about the rewarding experience of becoming a Seeing Eye Dogs puppy carer.
In-person ‘Paws for a cause’ (Central Coast, NSW)
Saturday February 24, 9:00am-3:00pm
Central Coast Council’s Dogs Day Out Terilbah Reserve,
Wilfred Barrett Dr, The Entrance North, NSW 2261
In-person ‘Paws for a cause’ (Erina, New South Wales)
Thursday February 29, 11:00am-1:00pm AEDT
Erina Fair Shopping Centre, Terrigal Dr, Erina NSW 2250
In-person ‘Paws for a cause’ (Maroochydore, Queensland)
Friday 1 March, 11:00am-1:00pm (local time)
Sunshine Plaza, 154/164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558
Listen to this audio clip from Harriet speaking about her experiences and what you might encounter if you are interested in becoming a puppy carer. Harriet is the Seeing Eye Dogs podcast and radio show host, and has been a puppy carer for Seeing Eye Dogs since 2016.
What to Expect?
During an information session, you will find out more about the Seeing Eye Dogs volunteer caring programs below.
Puppy caring: Care for and nurture a pup for six or 12 months.
Training dog caring: Care for a training dog (12-18 months of age) while they are in the final stages of their formal training program.
Breeder caring (VIC only): Care for an adult dog full time (from around 12 months of age) until the end of their breeding career.
Seeing Eye Dogs will support you with a qualified trainer as you learn to care for our future Seeing Eye Dogs that will one day help people who are blind or have low vision. There is no cost to you, just your time and love.