Have you driven through Huntington Village on any given afternoon and seen people walking and training guide dogs?
They are indeed training these pups!
This amazing group of volunteers help to raise, train, and place these special canines on behalf of the Guide Dog Foundation in Smithtown, New York. The Guide Dog Foundation and America's Vet Dogs are a collaboration for assistance dog training to place those with physical, visual, and other disabilities that need a guide dog for assistance in their day to day lives. Some of the dogs are also placed with disabled veterans, who have come home and are in need of companionship and help to live again with dignity and independence.
The Guide Dog Foundation was established back in 1946, so for over 70 years they have been able to place those in need of a guide dog with a new companion free of charge.
It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but funding comes from the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses and service and fraternal clubs.
Become a Puppy Raiser:
Looking to get a head start on your 2018 New Years Resolution? Consider bringing home and raising a guide dog that will one day change someone's life for the better!
Check out the video below for first hand insight into the lives of Guide Dog Foundation puppy raisers!
Please check out the website to learn more (including how to apply to be a volunteer puppy raiser) and donate to this great cause!
For inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. 371 East Jericho Turnpike Smithtown, NY 11787 631.930.3000