Breeding Stock Hosts
The future of our guide dog program depends in large part on volunteers who host specially selected breeding dogs. This dedicated group of volunteers provides foster homes for breeding stock moms and dads for the life of these dogs.
An orientation session for people interested in hosting a Leader Dog mom will be held at the Leader Dogs for the Blind Canine Development Center on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. to noon (this session is now full), or Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Please email Stacey Booms at email@example.com to register.
1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI, 48307 (building with the green roof)
Leader Dog provides veterinary care, as well as heartworm and flea preventative treatments. The host family is responsible for all costs related to routine care, feeding and transporting the dog to our campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Families hosting a female dog are also responsible for the care and whelping of puppies for the first six weeks of life.
Obedience Training and Other Support
Dogs in the breeding program are bred to be athletic and are happiest when living with families. Leader Dog recommends basic obedience training for all dogs and offers free classes to host families. The breeding department also offers educational support and is always available for emergency whelping or assistance.