Foster homes needed on Vancouver Island for guide dog puppies

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families on central Vancouver Island for its latest litters of puppies.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families for on Vancouver Island for its latest litters of puppies.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families for on Vancouver Island for its latest litters of puppies.

New puppies have arrived at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Within several weeks, these puppies will require foster homes to learn what it takes to be a “good dog” before entering formal training to become guide dogs to help someone in need.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families on central Vancouver Island for our latest arrivals.

You must be home most of the day or obtain permission to take the dog to work with you. You require access to a vehicle for veterinary appointments and training sessions. All food and veterinary expenses are provided.

This is a 12- to 18-month commitment, raising and training the dog in your home, with the expectation for daily long walks in all conditions.

When the dog is ready to enter into formal training at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, you must be prepared to give up the dog so that it may continue its journey to aid as a guide dog.

For more information, contact Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind by e-mail at info@guidedogs.ca or leave a message at our Lower Mainland phone number at 1-604-270-2432.

—Submitted by Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind