CSDA Puppy Raiser Application
California Service Dog Academy is a non-profit dedicated to raising, training & providing Service Dogs to people that legitimately need them. CSDA is a candidate program for Assistance Dogs International and adheres to a high standard of training for both dogs & handlers. CSDA is dedicated to using positive reinforcement training methods with our dogs.

Volunteer puppy raisers provide specially-bred puppies a safe home, take them to obedience classes, serve up a healthy diet, provide socialization opportunities and give lots of love.

Each hour spent caring for a CSDA puppy is vital to its development as a future service dog. The puppy raising program provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to assist with our very important mission.

Please note: You must be at least 18 years old to be a volunteer puppy raiser. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian as a co-applicant on the puppy raiser application.

The purpose of this application is for us to get to know you better and to make sure that being a Puppy Raiser is right for you!
Email *
Your Name *
When is your birthday? *
MM
/
DD
/
YYYY
Preferred communication type? *
Are you willing to accept our Foster Swap policy? (Every 3 months all puppies will be swapped between fosters to help with their training and help them be able to acclimate to new environments and situations) *
Address (Street address, City, Zip) *
Phone Number *
Are you (the applicant) 18 years of age or older? *
Who would be primarily responsible for the care and training of the puppy/dog? *
If you are a minor, who is the adult who will oversee the process and provide support as needed? (Please include name, relationship to applicant, email and phone #) *
Do you own or rent your home? *
If you rent your home, do you have permission from your landlord to have a dog? (If owned select "does not apply")
Clear selection
Please list all human members of the household: *
Are there any children in the household? If so how old? *
Are all members of the household interested in becoming a recruit raiser, and willing to comply with our procedures? *
Is anyone in the household allergic or scared of dogs? *
Please list all animal members of the household: *
If you have other dogs, are they spayed/neutered? How do they get along with other dogs? (Put N/A if this does not apply to you) *
Is your yard fenced? *
Please describe your home and yard: *
Please describe a typical day in your household: *
Have you had a puppy/dog before? *
Do you have a preference on a puppy or older dog? *
Realistically, how soon can you take in one of our puppies/dogs? *
Please describe what a typical day will look like for a puppy/dog in your household: *
Puppies, as well as older dogs need socialization. How many times per week can you reasonably take your puppy/dog out for field trips? *
Training is an important aspect of raising a service dog. Are you willing to commit to at least 1hr of training with your puppy/dog everyday? *
Are you willing to commit to at least 2 monthly meetings with one of our trainers? (These can be virtual as well) *
Are you aware that puppies pee, poop, jump, bite, chew stuff, get up early, require frequent potty breaks, bark, whine, cry, require training, go to the vet a lot and are all kinds of wonderful if you can be patient and enjoy this puppy phase? *
Are you willing to commit to using positive reinforcement training techniques with your puppy? *
Why do you want to be a recruit raiser? *
How did you hear about us?
THANK YOU!
We will be in contact with you shortly!
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
reCAPTCHA
This form was created inside of Your Pro Dog Trainer, LLC. Report Abuse