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Lions Dog Guides

Since 1983, the lives of over 1200 men, women and children from the age of 8 to 84, have been enriched by the services of specially trained Dog Guides from Lions Foundation of Canada.

These Dog Guide “handlers” from as far east as St John’s, Newfoundland, and as far west as Victoria BC., have experienced the enrichment of their lives through newfound freedom and independence with the companionship and assistance of a devoted Dog Guide partner.

Lions Foundation of Canada invites you to become an active supporter and participant in this hands-on humanitarian service.

Visit the following link for more information on Lions Dog Guides: www.dogguides.com/index.html

In 2015, thanks to Bev Berger and to everyone who participated in the Dog Guides walk, over $9000 was raised for this valuable outreach to the disabled.

The 2017 walk is scheduled for Sunday, May 28. This walk helps provide funding for six different specialty streams including Canine Vision dogs, Hearing Ear dogs, and Service dogs to help challenged Canadians overcome a variety of impairments. More details to follow.

The Foundation’s mission is to provide safety, mobility and independence to Canadians with disabilities. The five types of Dog Guides are Canine Vision Dog Guides for people who are blind or visually impaired; Hearing Ear Dog Guides for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; Special Skills Dog Guides for people with a medical or physical disability; Seizure Response Dog Guides for people with epilepsy and Autism Assistance Dog Guides for children 4-12 years of age with autism.

·        100% of funds raised go directly towards raising, training and providing Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with disabilities.

·        The Walk for Dog Guides is the largest fundraiser of its kind in Canada.

·        More than 200 Walks take place across Canada

·        All ages, fitness levels and individuals with or without a dog are welcome to participate.

·        The Foundation does not receive any government funding and relies solely on donations and fundraising to continue its success.

·        It costs approximately $20,000 to raise and train each Dog Guide yet they are provided at no cost.

For more information on the PET VALU WALK FOR DOG GUIDES and to register, go to:

http://www.walkfordogguides.com