Approximately 25 future dog guide puppies need foster families right now.
According to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dod Guides, most puppies are currently Labrador retrievers, but they have Poodles puppies due around March.
For those interested in fostering the adorable, and soon to be guide dogs, there are a few things required. A foster family must live no more than 1.5 hours away from Guelph or Oakville, follow the foundation guidelines for raising the puppy, and return the puppy around 12-14 months so he or she can begin formal training in one of seven programs.
“We know returning the puppy can be difficult, but the pups have a big role to play for a Canadian with a medical or physical disability,” said the Foundation. “The best part is that foster families are invited to attend the pup’s graduation and meet the person the dog will be helping.”
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