If you are local to the Philadelphia region, there are a number of volunteer opportunities available at the Working Dog Center. We appreciate the assistance of volunteers on special events and facility improvement projects. If you have a special talent such as marketing, advertising or construction that you wish to use towards the mission of the Center, we also welcome your application.
Each individual can play a part in helping our working dogs.
Interested in volunteering?
Step 1: SCHEDULE A TOUR HERE
We ask our potential volunteers to first come take a tour of the Center to learn more about our mission and ways you can contribute.
Volunteer Job Postings
Interested in creating short videos to document the training of our puppies?
Contact Angelique @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for talented volunteers to design professional flyers and other print items.
Also looking for help designing t-shirts and other special event wearables.
Interested, email Kathleen @ email@example.com.
Our foster program offers families a unique opportunity. During the day the puppy will be in foundation training at the Center, but we need local families to spend their evenings and weekends with their foster puppy to provide a warm, comfortable, social home environment as they undergo their foundation training. Supplies and veterinary care will be provided for your puppy through his stay with your family. After approximately 12 months of fostering, your puppy will go on to his job at his permanent home…and you’ll get a new puppy if you’d like to continue fostering.
If you are interested in becoming a foster for one of our puppies please complete the application. As new puppies join our program we will review the list of applicants and contact you when an opportunity becomes available.
We will be accepting working line puppies from proven breeders. The most successful of these dogs will become the foundation stock for our breeding program. Contact us for the details of the program.
Food. Toys. Leashes. Collars. Water bowls. Crates. Vests. Agility equipment. Training supplies. Beds. Bringing a new puppy home is quite an investment. And these special puppies need more than just the basics. If you would like to donate supplies to the Penn Vet Working Dog Center or to the families fostering these puppies, please refer to the Wish List for needed items.