Raise A Puppy, Change A Life
We have 5 puppies in training: Lindsay, Marshall, Mei Mei, Guava, and Zena. Zena was sired by club dog, Gaius.
We have 1 dog in formal training in the Boring, Oregon campus: Kimora.
In 2018, our club had the following dogs graduate as guides: Feta, Parfait, Curry, and Forester. Curry has been retired and adopted by a club supporter. Feta has been retired. Halsey became a breeder. Moe and Newberry were career changed and came home to live as pets with their raisers. Eclair was career changed and placed for adoption by GDB placement department. Brittany was careered changed and has been placed with another service organization.
In 2019, our club has 3 graduate dogs: Saskia, Jamba, and Forum. Gaius was selected as a breeder. Jamba was retired and has been accepted by Early Alert Canines for diabetic scent training. 2 dogs have been career changed: Norahbelle and Wells. They will remain as pets with their raiser families. Wells will become a certified therapy dog and will be working in 2 elementary schools.
Our 2020 graduates are Cascade, Kenzie, and Lillian. Starlet has been career changed and adopted by her raiser.
Please see GALLERY for photos. Also, check out our Facebook page to follow the progress of the dogs in formal training (phase reports) and photos of our puppies, graduates, club outings/meetings. The link is in the upper right hand corner. You can view our page without having a Facebook account.
2020 is a different and challenging year for puppy raising! We are guided in meeting decisions (in person vs Zoom) by state, county, and local mandates along with GDB guidelines. The usual process of obtaining puppies and sending pups back to campus has not been possible. Puppies have stayed in raiser homes for longer periods of time, including past 2 years of age. Information throughout this website is described for pre-COVID times. Carmen is sending frequent information via email for all the altered events.
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!!!