NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

We need your support!

Hounds for Heroes are urgently looking to recruit full time Puppy Parents


We need full time puppy parents and short term foster homes for our puppies.

Although you do not need experience or qualifications to look after one of our puppies in training, you will need to meet certain criteria and be prepared to attend several training sessions as part of our induction programme.

Once accepted, volunteers work under the guidance of the training department to establish and maintain early socialisation and basic training, which is critical for the role of an assistance dog.

Hounds for Heroes provide food and equipment for each puppy and cover the cost of veterinary bills and pet insurance.

As a puppy parent you will open up your house to a puppy as young as 8 weeks old. With the guidance and support of the puppy trainer, you will attend weekly classes to learn how to teach the puppy the basic life skills that an assistance dog requires.

This is a full time long-term commitment as puppy parents usually keep a puppy for approximately 12-14 months or until the puppy is ready to progress to the next stage of training.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. To apply or for further information, please visit our new website today at