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Foster Carer – Seeing Eye Dogs

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Posted : Monday, 12th February 2018 - 11:39 am

Organisation : Seeing Eye Dogs

Location : Victoria

Time required : Various

Duration of project : Various

Contact Name : Lauren Cockerell

Contact Phone : 0428010843

Contact Email : lauren.cockerell@visionaustralia.org

About the Role

We are looking for Foster Carers to help us to care for a puppy or adult Seeing Eye Dog!

Short term Carers:
• Required to collect and return the dog to/from Seeing Eye Dogs headquarters in Kensington, or live within the Melbourne metro area.
• Ideal carers are those that work from home or are able to take the dog out and about with them, as our dogs must not be left unsupervised for more than 3-5 hours (depending on age and stage of training).
• No prior dog skills are required, you will be provided with training and all dog food and equipment
• Our pups and dogs may require short term care whilst their full time puppy carer or client is away, or for medical or training reasons.
• Carers must be able to adhere strictly to the individual guidelines for each dog in regards to what they are and are not allowed to do, which depends on their stage and progress in training.

Long Term Foster Carers
• Care for a puppy or adult Seeing Eye Dog in training for periods of more than one month
• Ideal carers are those that work from home or are able to take the dog out and about with them, as our dogs must not be left unsupervised for more than 3-5 hours (depending on age and stage of training).
• No prior dog skills are required, you will be provided with training and all dog food and equipment.
• Our pups and dogs may require long term care whilst their full time puppy carer or client is away, or for medical or training reasons.
• Carers must be able to adhere strictly to the individual guidelines for each dog in regards to what they are and are not allowed to do, which depends on their stage and progress in training.

Training Dog Foster Carers
• Care for an adult Seeing Eye Dog whilst it undergoes training
• Training dog foster carers must be able to bring the dog to ‘school’ at the Seeing Eye Dogs headquarters in Kensington daily, Monday to Friday. School starts around 8am and finishes at 3pm.
• No prior dog skills are required, you will be provided with training and all dog food and equipment.
• Carers must be able to adhere strictly to the individual guidelines for each dog in regards to what they are and are not allowed to do, which depends on their stage and progress in training.

Please note that you will need to complete a nation police check, free of charge.

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please apply below!

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Seeing Eye Dogs
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Lauren Cockerell

Phone : 0428010843

Email : lauren.cockerell@visionaustralia.org


Please quote in application: Foster Carer – Seeing Eye Dogs via Pro Bono Australia.


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