People care for a puppy or adult dog in their home for short periods as needed.  Temporary homes, or temp homes, provide a safe and loving home where the puppy will learn or maintain housebreaking, obedience, excellent house manners, and socialization in public places.  For an adult dog, they will maintain their good house behaviors and socialization.

Hours of Volunteering:  The puppy temps the dog for a scheduled time period.

Requirements:  Puppy orientation session, obedience training classes with our puppy, and a home visit by a Foundation representative.  Veterinary care is covered by our veterinarians. Food is paid by the volunteer, approximately $50 per month.

Questions? Contact the Puppy Program Team at 631-930-9060, email:

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