Foster a Puppy

Foster a Puppy

While our puppies are in training they need a loving home to look after them until they are ready to go to their new owner

This is an image of a labrador type puppy wearign a yellow vest which says 'puppy in trainng'.

ADNI puppy in training.

It can be hard work looking after a puppy, but extremely rewarding. You will watch your puppy grow and learn, and develop into a fully accredited Assistance Dog. It may be hard to give up your puppy when he’s ready to start work, but you are giving an amazing gift to a person with disabilities and your generosity will change that individual’s life.


Before you express an interest to join our foster programme consider the following:

Can someone be at home most of the day?

  • Do you have access to transport?
  • Can you provide the puppy with a secure and enclosed outdoor play area?
  • Can you provide the puppy with a secure indoor area and a quiet area?
  • Is your home currently free of other dogs?
  • Can you walk the puppy 3 to 4 times a day?

If you’ve answered yes to all of the above and are interested in registering, please download out programme guidelines. They give a detailed list of guidelines, as well as the registration form.

It does take a lot of work to raise a puppy, but it is one of the most rewarding things you can do for another person.

>> Read the first hand experience of one of our foster families, and how they’ve managed with their new arrival.


>> Download our Puppy Foster Information