Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Diabetic Alert
Diabetic Alert Dog Guides assist people aged 10 or older who are insulin dependant with hypoglycemic unawareness. They are trained to detect sudden drops in their handlerís blood sugar through scent and alert them so that they can ingest something sweet. They can go get help within the home or activate an alert system if needed. Their ability to detect and react to hypoglycemic episodes helps their handlerís avoid loss of consciousness and subsequent life-threatening effects. Ultimately, these specially trained Dog Guides provide increased safety, security and independence.

Please Note

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to accept new applicants in this program. While we are still dealing with backlogs and long waitlists for all programs, we are beginning to match, and have successfully graduated teams. With the exception of Facility Support, which is now accepting new applications, waitlists cannot be re-opened yet due to how many clients are already waiting. We hope this changes in the new year and will post an update if any other programs begin accepting new applications. 

We will however continue to take re-applications from our successor clients who have had a previous Dog Guide from us, please e-mail Dorothy (dwildhagen@dogguides.com) for all needed documentation.