Instructor with Autism Assistance Dog Guide

Volunteer Opportunities

From puppy raising to mobilizing your office team, you can make a difference to someone who needs a Dog Guide.

Raise a puppy AND change a life!

Future Dog Guide puppy

Foster Puppy Program

Provide a home and help socialize a puppy, teaching them house manners and basic obedience in preparation for formal training as a Dog Guide. Trained and reliable Specialty Sitters are also needed to help on a shorter-term basis.


Learn more about the Foster Program

Helps Dog Guides in Training Reach their Full Potential!

A man who is blind laughs as his Guide Dog kisses him

Day School Program

Provide a Dog Guide in training a break from kennel.  The in-training dog may be exhibiting signs of stress due to the kennel environment, interfering with progression in their training program.  Volunteers would bring the dog back and forth to our training facility Monday-Friday, and would provide housing for the dog each weekend, including statutory holidays.

Time commitment: 4 to 6 months, depending on dog’s progression in training.

Age of Dog: 14 months plus

Qualifications: Volunteer should live close to Oakville or Breslau location


Apply to become a Day School volunteer
Volunteer hold puppy

Individual Volunteering

Volunteering is slowly resuming at Dog Guides. We are cautiously welcoming back volunteers (18 years of age and older) to our facilities starting with current/existing volunteers. Strict health and safety protocols and testing will be in place and must be agreed to and followed. Our #1 priority is to keep our clients, staff, volunteers and dogs safe.

If you’re interested in participating in a fundraising event for Dog Guides, check our events page.

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