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

Restrictions caused by the pandemic have created a surge in demand for guide dog puppies raised and trained in Canada. CNIB urgently needs your help today.

For pennies a day, you’ll help care for and train the puppies so that every Canadian who relies on a guide dog to live independently can have one, at no cost, thanks to you.

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.

Why Monthly Giving?

Monthly giving is the best way to support puppies with purpose from puppyhood through to retirement. Monthly donations are used to cover the costs of everything from the care and training of the puppies to their food, their vet visits, and more for every puppy and for their entire working lives.

Monthly donations provide critical long-term support that will allow us to ensure no one ever has to wait to access the life-changing gifts of freedom, independence and mobility. If you’d like to learn more about the many benefits of monthly giving or if you have questions, please click here.

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.