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Host a PAWS Mama or Papa Dog

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A Breeding Host helps PAWS breed puppies that will become future Assistance Dogs. A Breeding Host volunteers to house, train and care for a PAWS Mama or Papa Dog and makes it available to PAWS during breeding times. A Breeding Host also assists with whelping and raising litters until they are about 8 weeks old. PAWS is available to help every step of the way.
 Here’s a few things a prospective Breeding Host should know:

  • We do not require dog training experience, just a willingness to learn

  • You need to live in Michigan, within two hours of PAWS National Headquarters
 in Wayland, MI

  • You’ll have to attend monthly obedience classes at PAWS National Headquarters

  • You must follow veterinary guidelines
 set by PAWS

  • We’ll provide you with a team of support for hosting a Mama or Papa Dog

To complete an online application or find out when our next Breeding Host Home orientation is please refer to our website at


Get Connected Icon Volunteers should be between the ages of 1 and 120.