Global TV recently caught up with Alberta Guide Dog Myrtle, who just finished her first semester at the University of Lethbridge! Watch the video!
Puppies Lend a Paw on CTV Morning Live BC
Watch the video clip here.
Alison & Echo
Volunteer Puppy Raiser Alison shows us how she is helping Echo become a life-changing dog. Thank you to myVancouver from TELUS Studios for sharing our story. (The interview starts 42 seconds into the video.)
Meet our newest puppy trainees! Gillie and Max are the proud parents of 8 Labrador Retriever puppies. Sponsor one of these puppies today so that they can go to training school!
People often ask our volunteers, "How can you bear to give up the dog at the end of training?" For Carla and Clayton, they explain it this way: "There are lots of tears in the lead-up to saying goodbye, but when I have my one week countdown, I remind myself of the blind person's one week countdown - they must be so excited about getting a guide dog."
We truly would not be able to do our work without the help of our fabulous volunteers. Read more about Carla and Clayton's volunteer experience in this Delta Optimist article.
What's summer without a barbecue? Casey's volunteer Puppy Raisers Doug & Cathy organized a wonderful barbecue fundraiser that raised $3400 for BC Guide Dogs. Special thanks goes out to Haifa Noujaime for cooking the donairs and of course to Doug and Cathy and the sponsors below:
Bonetti Meats – Langley
Vivace Hair Studio & Spa – Surrey
Cafferky-Gilding Insurance – Edmonds/Burnaby
Gord Ron s Auto Repair in Burnaby
Pacificon - Burnaby
We are so proud of guide dog graduate Amber Thomas, who competed in 6 swimming events during the 2012 Paralympic Games! She came home with a bronze and silver medals - great job Amber!
We regularly bring our dogs into classrooms to teach students about guide dogs and how they help people. Often the children organize small fundraisers like bake sales to support our work, for which we are very grateful!
Seventh grader Kelsey chose BC Guide Dogs as the topic for a bilingual speech project and later organized a school-wide bake sale.
Grade 6 students Nathan Rerup, Brayden Maskell and Lucas Fair inspired schoolmates to fundraise for our organization. Read the Delta Optimist article about their philanthropic efforts.
A video of one of our litters (Ferenc, Gertie, Macy, Ryan, and Gerry) trying out dog food for the first time.
Thank you to the Totem Model A & T Ford Club for their $1150 donation to BC Guide Dogs and for joining us at our obedience class with their beautiful vintage cars. We also thank Black Press Media for helping us share this story.
Seven-month-old Max had a chance to show off some of his skills recently on Delta Connects, hosted by Ingrid Abbott. Footage compliments of Delta TV.
Interview with one of our Alberta Volunteer Puppy Raisers. This video was filmed by Mount Royal College students Veronica Pocza and Neil Hilts for a school assignment.
In February, Chocolate Labrador Purdy met up with his volunteer Puppy Raisers for the first time since "going off to college" for advanced guide dog training. In this CTV Vancouver Island news clip, Purdy is demonstrating his new skills by leading the Puppy Raisers on a blindfolded walk.
You might also like to the read the print article that accompanied this video, from the South Delta Leader.
The CHEK news team stopped by our puppy obedience class recently in Victoria. Click below to watch the video!
"First Guide Dog Train On Vancouver Island Passes with Flying Paws"
Originally aired: June 2nd, 2011 on A News Vancouver Island
A fantastic video created by one of our volunteer Puppy Raising families, the McKees!