Lab_Kissing_GirlWe are looking for our first group of FOSTER FAMILIES to take care of eight puppies slated to arrive between the first week in September and mid-October. Complete the application to be considered.

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center aims to collect and analyze genetic, behavioral, training and physical data and integrate the latest scientific information to improve the success and well-being of detection dogs that are so vital to our national security.

The Center is slated to open on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 on the University of Pennsylvania’s Grey’s Ferry campus in Philadelphia.

Foster Family FAQ »This will be an approximately one-year commitment that includes transporting the pup to our Greys Ferry Training Center five days a week (M-F) between 7 and 9 AM and picking the pup up between 5 and 7 PM.  The Center will provide food, medical care, training, support, and a happy dog at the end of the day.


If this idea is appealing, please complete the survey.  There is no commitment at this step in the process.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Griffith, Assistant Director, griff@vet.upenn.edu or 215-898-2211.