Here are the responsibilities and duties of our foster families:

  1. 1.Socialize their pup by taking them out in public and getting them accustomed to all sorts of sights, sounds, smells, experiences and different kinds of people and animals.

  2. 2.Train their pup in basic obedience at home and with weekly classes at the agency.

  3. 3.Provide the pup with a crate, toys, food and basic veterinary care.  Because Loving Angel is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency, these expenses will most likely be tax-deductible.  Check with your tax professional for guidelines.

  4. 4.Groom their pup regularly - including teeth, ears and nails.

  5. 5.Report regularly to the agency on their pup’s social and obedience training progress using our progress reports.

  6. 6.When outside, keep their pup safely confined in a fenced yard (must be a physical one - not an invisible fence) or on a leash at all times.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, click on the button below to download the fill-in application. Fill it out  on your computer, save it to your desktop and then attach it to an email to director@lovingangelservicedogs.com.  You will then be contacted for an interview, home visit and asked to attend orientation and pre-placement training classes.


Look to the Lord and His strength.  Seek His face always.

We are located in St. George, Utah

Service Dogs for United States Military veterans as well as autistic, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy mobility assistance, PTSD

TBI traumatic brain injury


Puppy raisers are a vital part of our team.  Just like it “takes a village to raise a child” - that’s what it takes to get our dogs to the point where they are expertly trained and socialized and ready to serve their new owner.

When our pups are 8-10 weeks old, they are placed with a foster family for between six to twelve months (depending on the individual dog and what his/her final career will be) for socialization and basic obedience training.  After that point, they will graduate to our advanced training where they will receive their final specialized instruction and guidance.  When they are ready, they are matched with their new owner and this team then goes through intensive education, training and testing to prepare them to fly on their own.  Our puppy raisers will be able to meet “their” pup’s new owner and present their dog to them at graduation.  A very fun affair, indeed!


Whatever you do, work at it with all your

heart as working for the Lord, not for men.

                                                  Colossians 3:23

A “typical” foster family has children and maybe an adult dog

and/or cat.  (none of these are necessary, however)  They are

animal lovers and are willing to make a time and financial commitment that has a beautiful payoff - being an essential part of the process of training a dog to be not only a dog who loves to serve, but  who will be a loyal, ever-present and trusted companion.

Puppy raiser saying good-bye to “her” dog at placement.