Litter Care

Home Litter Care volunteers take a BluePath breeder mom (brood) and her pups into their homes for approximately five weeks.  They provide early socialization and care for our youngest future service dogs, while also offering love and support to their mom.  

The time commitment varies dependent on the size of the litter but includes intensive cleaning, regular feeding, walking the brood and daily grooming. All equipment and supplies are provided, with the exception of newspaper. 

Program Requirements

  • Live within 45 minutes of Wappingers Falls and have the ability to travel to our headquarters to pick up and drop off puppies and equipment.   
  • Follow all cleaning, feeding and socialization guidelines provided.
  • Pups should not be left alone for longer than two hours.    

Please note that Home Litter Care opportunities are difficult to predict and may happen infrequently. If this isn’t a fit for you, please consider one of our other volunteer opportunities, such as sitting, puppy raising or fostering. 

Home Litter Care Application

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Do you have previous experience doing home litter care or caring for newborn puppies and their mom?*
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* Please indicate N/A if appropriate.
Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs?*
Our requirement for this program is that the pups not be left alone for longer than two hours.
Do you have other dogs at home?*
*Please indicate N/A if appropriate.
Have you ever observed any of your dogs bark or growl at other dogs?*
Are you willing to adhere to our policies on care and socialization?*
Do you live within 45 minutes of our Hopewell Junction headquarters?*
Are you comfortable with a home visit?*
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