You can help these Metro Vancouver puppies become life-changing Guide and Service Dogs for individuals in need.
Look at this puppy...
She’s going to be so sweet, so smart, and so dang cute.
But she’s also going to be so much more than a pet.
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs breed, raise and professionally train Guide Dogs for individuals who are blind or visually-impaired, Autism Service Dogs for children with autism and their families, and PTSD Service Dogs for military and RCMP veterans living with an Operational Stress Injury. It takes two years and upwards of $35,000 to produce each certified dog, and yet these canine companions are provided for recipients free of charge.
That’s where readers like you come in.
Starting at just $15/month, you can help puppies grow up to become loyal, reliable partners for those who need them. With your gift of sponsorship, you will receive regular ‘pup-dates’ and photos throughout your chosen puppy’s training, so you can follow them on their amazing journey to change someone’s life!
These dogs can only be provided at no cost thanks to the generosity of sponsors like you. You can also make one-time donations to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs HERE or sponsor a pup on behalf of someone else, making for a pretty paw-fect holiday gift idea.
Transform someone’s life with the gift of independence and support
Guide Dogs help a person who is blind or visually-impaired navigate their surroundings safely and independently; guiding their partner around obstacles, while providing companionship and promoting social inclusion.
“Annie has given me more freedom than I have ever experienced,” says Guide Dog recipient Ed. “I used to walk around using my long cane and felt that people didn’t want to talk to me. Now that Annie is taking me places, people are coming up to talk to me and to meet Annie.”
Autism Service Dogs increase the safety and security of children with autism. Other benefits include reduced stress and anxiety, allowing for greater participation in school and social activities.
Before Bailey joined their family, Darcy had to be held on to at all times for fear that he would run onto streets or disappear into crowds. “Bailey has changed our lives for the better. Now when we go on outings, Darcy has more independence and freedom tethered to Bailey and no longer tries to run away,” says Darcy’s mother.
PTSD Service Dogs are matched with military and RCMP Veterans living with an Operational Stress Injury. The teams embark on a 52-week Healthy Community Living Program that teaches strategies to help community transition; providing them with renewed purpose, confidence and unconditional support.
Military Veteran, Matt was basement-bound until he was paired with PTSD Service Dog, Monty. “I can now go to the pharmacy for my medications and I can also get groceries with Monty by my side. He has given me the mobility and confidence to be out in public.”
Give a gift with purpose this holiday season. Help these puppies become life-changing dogs for individuals in need across B.C.
To learn more, visit bcandalbertaguidedogs.com