We are a group of adults and youth dedicating our time to raising
puppies for Guide
Dogs for the Blind, a non profit
organization whose mission is to provide visually impaired people
with guide dogs, so that they can live and work in their communities
throughout the United States more independently. We are a 4-H
club through Washington Co., Oregon.
take these puppies into our homes to raise, train , and socialize
from about eight weeks to the age of fourteen to eighteen months. In
addition there are also dogs that become available at various times
to finish raising, co-raise with a partner, or puppy sit. For more
information on raising guide dog puppies click here.
After the puppy has come of age, he or she is recalled back to Guide
Dogs for the Blind for formal training in the harness. There they go
through a period of specialized training with a professional trainer
who prepares this very special dog to guide a blind person. Upon
completion of training, the dog is matched with a visually impaired
person who will live on campus for a month while learning to work the
dog in training sessions every day. Upon completion the raiser will
be asked to come to a graduation on campus where they will present
their dog to the graduate in a formal ceremony.
more information contact us at email@example.com