We are excited to be partnering with the Red Lake Lion's Club and Lucky Mutts to bring you the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides. All monies raised goes to the Lion's Foundation of Canada Dog Guides which provides trained dog guides to Canadians with medical or physical disabilities at no cost to them despite the $25,000 cost to raise, train and place each dog. The Foundation relies solely on donations and fundraising to operate, so this is our way of giving back. Did you know there are two dog guides in the Red Lake/Ear Falls area? There are! Both are Autism Assistance Dog Guides and they provide a calming relief and feeling of safety for children with autism and their families in high anxiety situations and reduce the stress commonly experienced in public places
Thanks to our sponsors, 100 per cent of the funds raised from the Walk go directly towards the raising, training and placement of Dog Guides for Canadians with medical or physical disabilities. Dog Guides Canada has already provided specially trained Dog Guides to more than 3,000 men, women and children, all without any government funding. With your help more people will experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted Dog Guide brings.