Meet Guide Candidate Archer
Follow puppy Archer as he goes through the steps to potentially become a Canadian Guide Dog.
Each year Pet Food 'N More helps celebrate the Holiday season by offering Pet Pictures with Santa in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. For many years an employee named Clair Archer was very involved and extremely giving of his time and energy when it came to the Pet Pictures with Santa Fundraiser. Unfortunately Clair's shining light was taken from us when he passed away. In partnership with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind we have arranged to support and follow a dog from the beginning of the training process to as far as he is able to go in becoming a Guide Dog. We were given the privilege of choosing the puppy's name and he has been called Archer in honor of a very wonderful gentleman.
Archer is a male Golden Retriever and was born on April 30, 2017. He spent the roughly the first 6 months of his life with a puppy raising family close to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre.
In October Archer flew from Ottawa to Vancouver in the flight cabin with a representative from Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.
He has now been placed with his obedience and socialization training family in Surrey. He will continue his training with these puppy raising volunteers until he is ready to enter into formal training to become a Guide Dog.
Archer will be visiting our Newton Village Store in Surrey on Dec 9th and 10th during the Pet Photos with Santa Event.
More updates and pictures will come as Archer continues his journey.