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A woman sits next to a black Lab guide dog puppy in a wooded park.

Hybrid Puppy Raising

We are excited to announce the next Hybrid Puppy Raising cohort for volunteers interested in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB). We are currently enrolling new hybrid puppy raising volunteers in the Portland, Oregon area. Please fill out the interest form (link below) to receive more information. Approved puppy raising volunteers will receive their puppies in early May!

Hybrid Puppy Raising is different from our traditional club-based puppy raising program: it is led by staff experts from the GDB Puppy Raising team, who provide support and education through a hybrid model of online trainings, webinars, and in-person workshops.

    If you are interested in helping usher our puppies on their journey to service by providing socialization and love, hybrid project could be for you!

    If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

    A family of five pose for a photo with a baby yellow Lab puppy.

    "Hybrid puppy raising gives us the flexibility to devote the time to raising a guide dog puppy while still participating in all the other activities our three school age children want to do. We wanted to raise a puppy but couldn't commit to the ongoing weekend activities with the local puppy raising club - hybrid raising makes it possible!" 

    - Jessie Becker, pictured with her husband, three children, and guide dog puppy Asher