Volunteer Opportunities

Giving of your time through volunteering helps in so many ways.

 Get involved with K9 for Warriors:

  • Becoming a Puppy Raiser – Raise a puppy that is as young as 8 weeks old.  Commitment levels vary from 1 day – 1.5 years.
  • Training is required for all Puppy Program Volunteers.
  • Kennel Enrichment – Cleaning and upkeep in the kennel.
  • Volunteer Ambassador – Attending Events to help spread the word about the K9FW.
  • Cooking for K9s – Preparing meal in your home and dropping it off for the warriors.

Get Involved with Canine for Companions:

Assistance Dogs aren’t born they are raised:

  • Puppy Raiser – Providing a safe environment for a puppy who will be the only dog in your house under the age of 1-years old. Attend approved obedience classes. Submit monthly reports.
  • Breeder Caretakers – A diverse group of people ranging from stay-at-home moms to working professionals to retirees.
  • Service Clubs and Local Volunteers – Look for training centers or chapters in your area.
  • DogFest – Volunteer opportunities, sponsorship, and vendor opportunities are available at Dogfest across multiple cities!
  • Social Media – Sharing Canine Companions’ life-changing mission is incredibly helpful.  Through Social media posts Canine Companions will continue to place expertly trained assistance dogs with people with disabilities free of charge!

Whether as service dogs, working dogs or pet dogs, there are countless tales of our best friends doing amazing things. Join me to help amplify the voice for K9 for Warriors and Canine Companions!!


  • Science and Technology – Learn more about the science and technology used at Canine Companions to develop healthy and strong assistance dogs. Read more >
  • Purdue University – Can service dogs help children with autism? – As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs. Can they help? Read more >
  • VA Study Shows Service Dogs help Veterans with PTSD – The results of an important research study completed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shows significant benefits from service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more >