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THE NEED FOR CNIB GUIDE DOGS HAS INCREASED BY 375% DUE TO COVID-19

September is Guide Dog Access Awareness Month and CNIB urgently needs your help.

Since the pandemic began, the demand for CNIB Guide Dogs has sky-rocketed. Although COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, the backlog of need remains at crisis levels.

Please become a CNIB Guide Dogs monthly supporter today.

As a monthly donor, you’ll receive regular updates on the puppies in training. And as a small token of our enormous gratitude, we’ll also send you a fridge magnet featuring a puppy with purpose.

Please become a CNIB Guide Dogs monthly supporter today.

From Puppies To Partners

It takes time to train these extraordinary dogs. Your support each month means we can be there every step of the way, for their entire working lives.

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0–8 WEEKS OLD

Puppies spend their earliest days with their mother and siblings.

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8 WEEKS–4 MONTHS

The puppy is placed with a volunteer Puppy Raiser who helps them learn house training, basic obedience skills, cues, and routines.

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4–15 MONTHS

Still living with a volunteer Puppy Raiser, the puppy focuses on leash manners, self control, and socialization, including exposure to other animals, crowds and public spaces.

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15-21 MONTHS

Time to get serious! The puppy is introduced to the harness and works with a guide dog trainer to learn all aspects of guide dog mobility.

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AROUND 21-24 MONTHS

The puppy is matched with a Canadian with sight loss, their new best friend and handler. They learn to work together on a journey that you made possible!

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24 MONTHS-10 YEARS

Together, the guide dog and handler navigate through all life has to offer with confidence and independence.

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10 YEARS AND OLDER

At around age 10, the guide dog will retire and become a beloved family pet.

Your Donations At Work

Once a puppy with purpose is fully trained and graduates, he or she is matched with a Canadian with sight loss, who receives their new partner at no cost, thanks to you.

Your vital monthly support funds the raising and training of our puppies, but it also provides the life-changing gifts of freedom, mobility, independence and safety to Canadians in need.

A yellow golden retriever CNIB Guide Dog.

Thousands of Canadians with sight loss are waiting for a CNIB Guide Dog.

Please don’t hesitate. Become a CNIB Guide Dogs monthly supporter for just $0.66 a day.