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Puppies, puppies, and more puppies!

Here at ECAD we are always excited to welcome a new litter of puppies to the family because we know that they are going to grow up to help people living with disabilities lead a more independent life. And, we get to watch them grow from moments after they are born until they are 8 weeks old and ready to begin the next phase of their canine education.

When the puppies are 8 weeks old, they are ready to venture off to their nursery families. These are amazing volunteers who open their homes, their lives and their hearts to helping these puppies become the Service Dogs they are meant to be.

How long do the puppies stay with the nursery team?

 Nursery families welcome an 8 to 10 week old puppy into their homes for 6 - 7 months with the option of additional stay.

What do nursery teams do?

The families will begin to teach the puppy basic commands (sit, come, down, stay, etc.), household manners, and get to explore new and different things.

How do I sign up?

It's quick and easy to sign up...all you have to do is complete this short application and a member of the ECAD team will get in touch with you. Untitled drawing

What does ECAD provide?

ECAD will supply the food, crate and puppy, you supply the love and attention!

Other things you need to know...

1. You must be able to attend one training class a month
2. You must be able to bring the puppy back for vaccinations
3. You must complete weekly progress reports
4. Puppy can't be left home for more than 3 hours at a time
5. There is a 6 month commitment with optional additional stay

Still have questions? No problem! Contact us at (860) 489-6550