home for the weekend

Home for the Weekend is a great way for you and your family to be part of the miraculous process of turning tiny puppies into confident and mature Service Dogs.

Training provided:

Volunteer Handler start by attending training classes. It's important that what you do at home is the same as what we teach the dogs on campus. Over the three day training seminar you will learn ECAD's rules, procedures, and training methods.

Pick up and drop off:

You can pick up our dogs from campus (on the Torrington/Winchester town line in Connecticut) and provide a safe and loving home for the dog on weekends and holidays. For non-holiday weekends, pick up are on Friday afternoons and drop offs are on Monday mornings. This schedule allows for the dog to spend 2 full days with you and your family, giving them time to accimate and you time to enjoy them. 

To apply: 

Fill out the online application form.