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Help raise a guide dog in training

_ (press release) _ Help raise a guide dog in training.  It’s a volunteer job like no other.  Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind needs volunteers to help raise puppies which will become life-changing dogs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  Puppies live with volunteer families from 8 weeks of age until they start advanced training.  All food and vet costs are covered.  Volunteers receive ongoing training throughout the program.

To qualify for this volunteer position, you must meet the following requirements: must be at home during the day or have permission to take the puppy to work; be available for training during the day as required; live in Ottawa or eastern Ontario; be willing to take the puppy everywhere you go; be strong enough to control a large dog; have a vehicle to attend training sessions and veterinary appointments; and be willing to walk and be active with the pup in all weather conditions, year-round.

Contact Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind for more information at 613-692-7777 or email info@guidedogs.ca .  You can sign up for an upcoming information session on the program and have a puppy in your home by this summer or fall.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984.  Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 780 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities.