Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides' Ride for Dog Guides is a national fundraising event specially catered to motorcyclists. Ride for Dog Guides was first started in 2009 by the Saltwater Retreads and the Enfield/Elmsdale Lions Club in Nova Scotia. The event has since grown and takes place in communities across the country with all proceeds supporting the seven Dog Guide programs at Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
To help provide Dog Guides at no cost to the growing number of Canadians who need them.
The mission of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is to empower Canadians with disabilities to navigate their world with confidence and independence by providing Dog Guides at no cost to them and supporting each pair in their journey together. The largest school of its kind in Canada, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is located in Oakville with a breeding and training facility in Breslau. Dog Guides in seven distinct programs are provided at no cost to eligible Canadians from coast to coast. From breeding to rearing and training with a life-time of follow-up services, each Dog Guide is $35,000 to train and place. The foundation relies on donations to provide these special matches and does not receive any government funding.