This year as we embark on our first national Walk for Guide Dogs it will be a bitter sweet day for all. Admiral, Siobhan's foster guide dog that has been with us here at the store for the last year leaves us now. All of us at the store have come to love the big guy and are going to miss him so very much. But no one will miss him more than Siobhan. Admiral has met and touched many lives in the last year, young and old alike. We have laughed at him, sympathized with him (his neuter really hurt his manly feelings lol) and we have even cried with him as he has the best furry shoulder to lean on a friend could have. Most of all we have come to love and respect the kind hearted soul he has become. Admiral goes into training for a guide dog for a child with autism when he leaves us and we all know he has the truest of hearts for this job. He will make some child's life not only better he will be able to enter their special world in a way that even many people can't - to make them know the
Dog Guides are provided at no cost to people with a physical or medical disability. Thanks to national sponsors, 100% of the funds raised from the Pet Valu Walk go directly to the six Dog Guide training programs. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides have provided specially trained Dog Guides to over 2,500 eligible Canadians from coast to coast at no cost despite costing $25,000 to train and place and no government funding. With your help, more people can experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted Dog Guide brings.