Become a Co-Pilot (Puppy Raiser)

One of the most important aspects of the Pilot Dogs training program is the Co-Pilot (puppy raiser) phase. As a Co-Pilot, you will raise and help shape, mold, and develop a puppy for us, and you will potentially be impacting the life of a person with a visual impairment, who is totally blind, or is a veteran.

We ask our volunteer Co-Pilots to house, feed, train, and love one of our adorable puppies from the time they are 8 to 10 weeks old until they are approximately 18 months of age (or until requested back by Pilot Dogs). We will supply a leash, martingale collar, and a Nylabone. During this time, you will receive free veterinary care, unlimited assistance with behavioral issues, free boarding, and complimentary training at our world-class training facility in Columbus, Ohio.

We proudly commit to providing you with the most comprehensive Pilot Dog development experience that is far beyond mere “puppy raising.” We realize that a dog’s most important and impressionable periods are the early months, and we intend to be there with you every step of the way!