Adopt a Breeding Dog and care for it in your home
Be part of our Breeding Programme and help us to create the next generation of amazing Guide and Assistance Dogs.
At Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind we own our own breeding colony. Volunteers across the country hold our brood bitches and stud dogs in their homes. This work involves caring for these dogs as part of your family and facilitating their travel to our National Training Centre in Cork for breeding. Our broods have a max of 4 litters after which they retire and remain as family pets.
For Brood Bitch Holders, it means caring for bitches during pregnancy and new litters of puppies in their first seven weeks.
Where can I volunteer in this role?
You can volunteer for this role in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary, Kerry, Cork and Waterford.
What support will I get?
You will be supported by our Breeding team and our veterinary partners around breeding. You will have regular contact with our team and monthly check ups. We may require the broods to be transported to our National Training Centre in Cork, or our veterinary partners from time to time.
What are the benefits?
Be part of a dynamic organisation and meet new people
Make a difference to the lives of so many
Share a home with a wonderful dog
Our amazing community of Breeding Dog volunteers across the country hold our brood bitches and stud dogs in their homes. Read Sarah's story - link to story