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The Training Ground: Training dogs to become service animals - 03/28/2022

In the latest episode of The Training Ground, Global News Weekend's Mike Arsenault visits the Lions Foundation of Dog Guides Canada to find out how dogs are trained to be service animals... Watch video

Dog guide puppies in Breslau in search of foster families - 03/09/2022

Staff with the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides said they had bigger litters than usual in January and that means they need volunteers for about 50 puppies... Watch video

Dog guide puppies looking for foster homes - 02/23/2022

Videographer Audra Brown with how you can give a loving home to some very important pups... Watch video

Fostering future Dog Guide Logue - 02/01/2022

Future Dog Guide Logue takes on the world from help from her foster mom Mary Dilly and Team Logue - REMAX Escarpment Realty... Watch video

Belleville Couple Awarded for LFCDG Fundraising - 11/24/2021

Jim and Nancy Moore have been long-time supporters of LFCDG and have sponsored 15 Dog Guide teams to date ... Read more

Over $7,000 raised during Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides - 10/19/2021

Over $7,000 was raised to sponsor a guide dog during the second annual Chestermere Lions Foundation Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides on Sept. 19 ... Read more

Dozens take part in walk for guide dogs in Orillia - 10/19/2021

It was a perfect fall forecast Sunday as dozens turned out in Orillia for a walk to raise funds for guide dogs across Canada ... Read more

Alliston Lions Club Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides raises funds to train helpful canines - 10/19/2021

The walk helps fund training for dog guides, which can cost around $35,000 for a single dog ... Read more

Autism Assistance Dog Guide Program receives $25,000 - 10/19/2021

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides received a $25,000 signature grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation (CPCF). The CPCF awards grants to organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of children and has chosen to apply the money to help the Autism Assistance Dog Guide Program. ... Read more

Comforting canine companion to become the newest Saffron staffer - 10/19/2021

After three years of waiting, the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide recently approved Sherwood Park's Saffron Sexual Assault Centre application for a justice facility dog ... Read more

Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs Continues to grow - 08/22/2021

In the early 1980s, Lions Clubs across Canada founded Canine Vision Canada, a national project supporting fellow Canadians with visual impairments ... Read more

Airdrie support dog and handler nab Alberta Community Justice Award - 07/20/2021

Facility Support Dog Jake and handler Debbie Reid are proud recipients of the Alberta Community Justice Award. Congratulations! ... Read more

Service dogs 'a life changer' for those in need as pandemic further limits mobility 07/02/2021

Having Wembley by her side gives Sue Woodhouse “a whole new outlook and confidence.” Read more about the duo here.

How two legs can help raise millions for dog guide organization 05/27/2021

Virtual Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides helps match children like Brianna with specially trained assistance dogs like Buddy. Read more.

Walk for Dog Guides helps provide furry assistance 05/21/2021

“For the Oler family, this walk is a way to pay it forward. They received an invaluable gift through the foundation and since then, they have contributed in every way they have been able to do so.” Read more about how Dog Guide Tyrell has changed their lives.

'Safety, mobility, independence': 13 puppies begin dog guide training 05/12/2021

With new safety protocols I place, 13 seven-week-old standard poodle puppies are ready to be placed with foster families and start training. They are the first litter in almost a year. Read more.

Dog Guides holds drive-thru pick-up for foster puppies 05/12/2021

Cuteness alert! Footage from Dog Guides’ drive-thru pick-up for foster puppies. Watch here.

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides lends a paw to Dogs with Wings 05/11/2021

Dog Guides will provide Dogs With Wings in Edmonton; also an Assistance Dogs International accredited organization, with 10 dogs so that they can continue to assist those in need. Read more.

Dog Guides sit, stay while COVID-19 restrictions in place 02/23/2021

COVID-19 has challenged Dog Guide training, but the foundation is learning how to adapt and find creative solutions. Read more about the steps they are taking.

How Dog Guides assist Canadians with disabilities 01/08/2021

Bev Crandell, Executive Director of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, explains how they are safely training dogs during the pandemic. Read more.

LFC Dog Guides hopes to fund two dogs this year with Giving Tuesday campaign 12/01/2020

Dog Guides like Hopper make such a difference to their handlers. Thanks to Hopper, Maggie has an easier time getting around. LFC hopes to be able to raise enough to fund two dogs this Giving Tuesday. Read more.

Dog Guides group holds first graduation ceremony since pandemic began 10/12/2020

After months of trying to adapt training around COVID-19, LFC finally holds its first graduation ceremony since the pandemic started. Read more.

Dog in a suit: life with a Hearing Dog Guide 06/19/2020

Shay listens and communicates sounds to her handler every day that she cannot hear by herself. Read more about Emily and Shay here.

National event goes virtual to raise money for Dog Guides and autism assistance dogs 05/15/2020

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guide event raises money to provide children on the spectrum with life-changing Autism Assistance Dog Guides. Read here about the bond Boma and Nate share. Read more.

From the Dog Guide Archives

Dog Guides on the Rick Mercer Report

Lions Foundation of Canada and its Dog Guide programs were featured on the Rick Mercer Report!

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