This month, BC Guide Dog Services working in partnership with Autism Support Dogs, trained and placed its 100th service dog. We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate our volunteers, donors, and supporters in this community for this tremendous achievement! We are so proud to be based in Ladner.
All of our puppies are raised in the homes of volunteers, who provide love and care 24/7 for about 16 months. On average, it costs $37,000 to breed, raise, and train one of our dogs, which is far too great of a burden to pass on to a recipient in need. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, we are able to provide guide dogs for visually impaired people and support dogs for families with autistic children at no cost to them.
We are so thankful to have the support of our volunteers and sponsors. Congratulations again for making a difference in so many lives.
Here's to the next 100 dogs!
William S. Thornton