Two Future Dog Guide puppies, standard poodles

Foster Puppy Program

Provide the first home for a future Dog Guide.

Foster Puppy Program Details

Future Dog Guide puppy
  • Foster families must live within a maximum of 75 minutes from our Oakville or Breslau (Kitchener-Waterloo / Guelph area) training facilities
  • Foster families receive full training and support from Dog Guides
  • Puppies live with their fosters for up to 16 months
  • Foster families train the puppies on basic obedience skills and socialization
  • All vet, food and training expenses are covered by LFCDG
  • Puppy breeds include retrievers, Labradors and standard poodles
  • Poodle fosters are responsible for cost of grooming
  • Fully supported by a team of puppy professionals
  • Classes are held online and in-person to help fosters with puppy development
  • All Foster Families are required to have an up-to-date Police Record check.
  • If the puppy successfully completes training, the foster family will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony to meet the person who has been matched with their new Dog Guide!
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Black lab future Dog Guide

Apply to Foster a Future Dog Guide

If you’re interested in becoming a foster, fill out the application or contact: Once we receive your application, we will contact you to arrange a home visit.

If you are a current foster and need the link to the Puppy Portal, contact:

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Want to know more?

To learn more about becoming a Specialty Sitter, contact the Puppy Program:

Foster families are now welcome back into our vet clinics.  One person to attend appointments with their foster puppy. Guests must wear a mask while entering the facility and have no COVID related symptoms.