There are many ways to get involved with Heeling House!

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and we are always open to new volunteers!

If you are already registered through Pet Partners with your dog and would like to join our organization as a Therapy Dog Team, we look forward to meeting you and learning more about you and your dog!

If you do not have a dog, don't worry! We have plenty of opportunities for those without therapy dogs, including but not limited to:

  • assisting at hospitals, school visits, libraries, and many of our other programs

  • participating in special events and functions

  • fundraising

We do require all of our volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and conduct a state background check.

If you are interested, please fill out the form on the right and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact shortly!

Become a Puppy Raiser

We are always looking for qualified puppy raisers to help make our Service Dog program possible!

Puppy raisers are an integral part of our service dog program.  Puppy’s are placed in their raisers homes at 8 weeks old, and stay with their raisers for one year.  During this year, raisers meet 2 times per week to work on obedience training and socialization.  Being a puppy raiser is a big responsibility, but is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do, plus it’s a lot of fun!  It is definitely tough when the puppies go back to the training center when they are 14 months old, but seeing the life changing help that these dogs bring their new owners makes it all worth it!

If you feel that you have the time and love needed to become a puppy raiser, we encourage you to request a puppy raiser application to learn more!

20789 Great Falls Plaza #170, Sterling, VA 20165

(703)661-6610

mail@heelinghouse.org