New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Get Involved

The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is self-sustaining through individual, government, foundation, and corporate gifts and grants. That means we rely on your support and participation. You can make all the difference.

Make a Gift

Gifts of all sizes have an impact at the Center by directly supporting training, research, capital projects, equipment, veterinary care, and many other essential needs. Our supporters include a broad range of friends, corporations, volunteers, alumni, and others committed to our mission.

Volunteering at the Working Dog Center

Volunteer With the Best Team in Town

Volunteers are the backbone of our operations, helping with everything from data collection to building and maintaining training equipment and assisting with puppy needs. You can get involved onsite or remotely.

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Become a Foster Family

Our puppies need interim homes while training to be working dogs! Each future hero dog in training goes to “school" Monday through Friday, but needs a family to provide love and fun on evenings and weekends. 

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Donate a Puppy

Puppies in our program are donated from breeders across the country. These dogs must exemplify health and performance capabilities. The puppies will be trained at our center from the time they arrive at 8 weeks of age to approximately one year of age. They will graduate with the skills required for them to move directly into careers or undertake advanced training.

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Sponsor a Puppy

Puppy sponsorships are available for individuals, foundations, and corporations and offer a special opportunity to directly support the training of a puppy for a period of one year or more. Sponsor benefits include having your name and/or company logo featured on the Center’s website, inclusion in promotional materials, and recognition on social media. 

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