ID: 33019

Guide Dogs Tasmania Puppy Raisers - Hobart / Launceston

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Hobart TAS

About this opportunity

Puppy Raisers are a critical part of our Guide Dog program. Without them, we won’t have any puppies to train, and consequently no Guide Dogs to work with Tasmanians who are blind or vision impaired. With new puppies arriving every few months, Guide Dogs Tasmania (GDT) desperately needs Puppy Raisers.

If you have some time and live within 30km of the Hobart or Launceston CBD, you could help make a difference, four little paw-steps at a time. Yes, you can already have pets. Yes, we cover expenses. Yes, there is lots and lots of support from GDT. Yes, it is fun!

"Puppy Raising is like hosting an exchange student, You know it is with you for a short time, but you love it and teach it and provide it with as many experiences as you can just the same. When you watch it leave, ready to lead, you know you have made a difference. And when you see it as a Guide Dog in the street later, you almost explode with pride." - Monica, Puppy Raiser.

Send us an Expression of Interest for more information.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *.

Working With Vulnerable Persons check.

Must live within 30kms of Hobart or Launceston CBD and have a fenced yard.

Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the level of coverage for volunteers due to various restrictions to ensure they are covered for the roles they will be undertaking.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Need to have pups for approximately 18 months

Type of work
  • Working with Animals

Induction program and regular training in how to care for and socialise the pup.


Food, veterinary expenses and equipment are all provided