Detector Dogs Puppy Fostering Programme
The Ministry for Primary Industries' (MPI) Detector Dog Programme needs volunteer families to provide rearing, socialisation and early training for each puppy, so that it will have the opportunity to graduate as a MPI Detector Dog.
The puppy development team interview families who wish to take on this important role. Details of the programme are discussed and homes are assessed to see if it is a suitable place for the puppy to live.
It is essential for the puppy to have company through out the day as well as an escape proof fence.
All food, shampoo, equipment such as collars, bowl, flea treatment, puppy identification coats, brush, leash, service record book, toys and all veterinary costs are covered by the MPI. Boarding at the kennels is provided when the family goes away on holiday.
Once a puppy is placed, the team visits each month to access the puppy, check on progress, answer questions and help solve any problems that may have arisen.
The kennel co-ordinator is only a phone call away and is happy to sort out any problems that you may have.
When the fostering phase is completed the puppy returns to the MPI Detector Dog Programme where it will have thirteen weeks of intensive training.
If you are interested in becoming a puppy walker please contact,
- Kirsty Ansell - Canine Breeding & Kennel Supervisor
Phone - 09 909 8577
Email - email@example.com
Page last updated: 24 December 2012