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A Journey From Pup To Guide – How Your Support Is Gifting The Blind, One Dog At A Time: Part 1

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In this three part series, we thought you would enjoy a little insight into how your support turns pups into guides for the visually impaired. Last year, your donations of over $22,000 to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, helped train a beautiful, smart dog, named Darryl. Darryl(pictured) is now a guide for his handler, Ken, thanks to you.


This year, we hope to support another individual living with sight impairments, by donating to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind throughout the holiday season. Whether you are coming in for a photo with Santa and your pet, or just want to come in and support, 100% of your donations go to help train pups through Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind training.

Since we were amazed at learning about the extensive process that goes into training a pup to become a guide dog, we thought you would like to hear how it works too.
Continue reading below for the details, and thank you for your continued support.

A LITTLE HISTORY Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has trained and provided guide dogs to Canadians who are blind or visually impaired since 1984. In 2016, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will reach a milestone of graduate number 800. Their services are provided across the country, and their guide dogs are working for handlers in every province and territory across the country. At an average investment of $40,000 per guide dog, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind graduate 24-30 guide dog teams annually.

Stay tuned, as next week we walk you through the fascinating process of training these heroes.

 


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