This spring, BC Guide Dog Services, working in partnership with Autism Support Dogs, trained and placed its 100th service dog. We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate our volunteers, donors and supporters in this community for this tremendous achievement.
All of our puppies are raised in the homes of volunteers, who provide love and care 24/7 for about 16 months. In fact, many of our dogs have grown up in White Rock/South Surrey, including Zulu who lives in White Rock, so your readers may see him around town in a training jacket – please ask before petting him.
On average, it costs $37,000 to breed, raise and train one of our dogs, which is far too great of a burden to pass on to a recipient in need. Thanks to our volunteers and donors, we are able to provide guide dogs for visually impaired people and support dogs for families with autistic children at no cost to them.
We are so thankful to have the support of the White Rock and South Surrey community. Congratulations again for making a difference in so many lives.
William S. Thornton, Delta