Raise A Puppy, Change A Life
We have 9 puppies in training: Wendell, Jingle, Ryoko, Saturn, Lourdes, Jovie, Nadal, KJ, and Neruda.
We have 2 dogs in formal training in Oregon: MeiMei, and Gage. 2 dogs have been career changed for eye conditions: Marshall and Zena. Lindsay was career changed for a recurring tendonitis.
In 2018, our club had the following dogs graduate as guides: Feta, Parfait, Curry, and Forester. Feta has been retired and living with puppy raiser, Curry has been retired and adopted by a club supporter. Halsey became a breeder. Moe was medically CCd and living with puppy raiser, Newberry was CCd and living with puppy raiser. Eclair was CCd and placed through GDB placement dept. Brittany was CCd and donated to Northwest Service Dogs.
In 2019, our club had 3 graduate as guides: Saskia, Jamba, and Forum. Jamba was retired and is now a diabetic alert dog. Gaius became a breeder. Norahbelle and Wells were CCd and living with puppy raisers' families. Wells is a certified therapy dog, working in Littleton elementary schools.
In 2020, our club had 3 graduate as guide dogs:Cascade, Kenzie, and Lillian. Starlet and Kimora CCd and adopted by their raisers.
Please see GALLERY for photos. Also, check out our Facebook page to follow the progress of dogs on formal training and photos of our puppies, graduate news, club meetings/outings/events. The link is in the upper right corner. You can view our page without having a Facebook account.
On our CALENDAR page, you can subscribe to our calendar to have schedule drop into your personal Google calendar.
As we are emerging from COVID restrictions, we are following state and county guidelines along with GDB guidelines. Dogs are still in raiser homes longer than usual as GDB tries to catch up to pre-COVID procedures. In Colorado, we are allowed to meet without masks if fully vaccinated. Our meetings and outings are focused on outdoor activities as much as possible. Any descriptions in this website are referring to pre-COVID times as we slowly make our way back to them.
In a true emergency, take puppy to vet or ER clinic, then notify leaders.
Most health issues can be discussed with and advised by leaders.
possible ingestion of non-food object
Pre-authorization by GDB for non-routine vet visits over $150.
If puppy is lost or has run, call leaders as you start search. A search party will quickly be formed to help you!
FAQs for Raisers
My puppy needs a larger coat
Call Carmen in advance. All coats are now distributed by CFR and need time to get a new one.
My puppy's gentle leader is too small, damaged, lost, want a different color.
Call Carmen. She has the club stock.
My puppy needs a different size crate.
Call Kathy. She has the club stock. You can make arrangements to get the correct size. All crates must be cleaned thoroughly and sanitized and disassembled properly before given back to Kathy.
Kathy also has the club ex-pens.
My puppy has chewed his Nylabone down pretty small.
Too small toys become choking hazards. Please throw them away. Lizz sells the approved GDB toys for our puppies and gifts you can buy. See the documents page for link to approved toys.
Contact Carmen Moyer. See Contact Page.
We ask that you attend 3 consecutive training meetings . They are free and you will be very welcomed by all!
If you have interest in pursuing further, Carmen will give you an application to become a puppy sitter, the first step to raising.
Prior to puppy sitting, the leaders will arrange a home visit. A fence check is done along with meeting all pets you have. They will have GDB puppies with them for your animals to meet. The leaders will discuss with you the timing of puppy sitting based on your opportunities to handle puppies at meetings and your comfort and knowledge base.
If/when you feel ready to begin puppy raising, it will be a cooperative decision between you and the leaders. We always want it to be a positive experience!!!