Puppy Foster Volunteer

(COPE Service Dogs)

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Position ID: V-BAR0084 Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 Last Full Update: 31 Jul 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactPeggy Lee, Program Director, COPE Service Dogs; Phone: 705-734-COPE (2673) ext 223; Email: peggy@copedogs.org
DutiesPurpose of the Position: Join the team to change the lives of people with disabilities and youth who are experiencing challenges by providing a loving home and obedience training to a Service Dog-in-training during its puppyhood. 
Responsibilities and Duties: 
- Care for the dog’s needs according to guidelines from COPE. 
- Provide consistent structure, rules and boundaries to the dog according to training from COPE. 
- Provide obedience training and socialization to the dog. 
- Transport the dog to and from its training programs: Canines in the Classroom (Innisfil) & Refinement Training (Barrie) Mon, Wed, Fri during regular school year (September - Jan 2020). Multiple pick up/drop off locations in Barrie and Innisfil by COPE van is available. 
- Support from Volunteer Puppy Sitter network is available for vacations or emergencies. 
- Dog food, routine veterinary care, one dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. 
The application process takes time and training space is limited, please submit your application now to allow enough time to set up a home interview and ensure a training spot is reserved for you upon the approval of your application.
More Info Linkca.indeed.com/job/puppy-foster-volunteer-bd9750c29967bd16
BenefitsDog food, routine veterinary care, dog crate, walking harness and leash are provided by COPE. 
Support from Puppy Sitter Volunteer network. 
Free training.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/ExperienceNo prior experience with dogs is required
Commitment LengthUntil August 31, 2020 
This is a one year commitment - puppies are available as soon as you have completed the introductory training.
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Dates and TimesContact COPE about the next training opportunity.
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsBarrie: 3 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingScheduled training ; Training on-going ; Contact COPE about when the next training session will be held.
TransportationCar required - to pick up dog food, crate and access training/field trip locations
CostYou would provide toys, food/water bowls, bedding, grooming and clean up supplies to the puppy.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsCriminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2)
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 27 Jul 2019
End Date31 Aug 2020
Agency Details
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Organization NameCOPE Service Dogs
Office Phone705-734-2673 * 705-734-COPE
Address & Map
Barrie by the Bay
80 Bradford St, Suite 223
Barrie, On L4N 6S7
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Mailing AddressPO Box 20035 
Barrie, ON L4M 6E9