Group Needs Puppy Raisers

Putnam Service Dogs is looking for volunteer puppy trainers. (Photo provided)

Recruiting for February class

Putnam Service Dogs is looking for volunteers to raise and train puppies that are candidates to become service dogs for people with disabilities other than blindness.

The mixed-breed puppies, which weigh from 45 to 65 pounds, will remain with the volunteers for 10 to 12 weeks. About a third of the pups don’t become service dogs and will be available for adoption.

The nonprofit will hold informational lunches next month in Patterson, Yorktown Heights, Danbury and Brewster. The deadline for applications is Jan. 22. See putnamservicedogs.org or call 917-449-5359.

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