Puppies of Promise,Spokane
6410 N Lidgerwood (meetings held at Eagles)
Spokane, WA
(509)362-4898

Contact: Joanna Myers
zookprmom@comcast.net
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Purpose:
Train puppies to become guide dogs for the blind. 

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Foster a Puppy for a Year.  The training is done by fostering a puppy for about a year. The puppies are bred by Guide Dogs for the Blind and belong to them. They are sent to the raiser via a "puppy truck" which is especially equipped to transport the puppies in comfort and safety from their birthplace of San Rafael, CA, to their new home. They arrive in Tacoma on the truck, so Spokane raisers must drive to Tacoma to get their puppy.  There is no government funding, so Puppies of Promise needs money for food, crates, kennel runs, T-shirts and jackets for group outings, amd travel expenses to transport puppies.  Puppies require very close attention, and do very well in a family. After a year of training with the raiser, the puppies are returned to the school, where they begin their formal training to become guide dogs for the visually impaired.   
  • Donate money for food, crates, toys, T-shirts and jackets for group outings, and travel expenses to transport the puppies .  (Guide Dogs for the Blind receive no government funding. Their entire program, of which puppy raising if a part, is financed through volunteer work and private donations. Notably, the guide dogs are totally free to the visually impaired person.)  
  • Be a temporary puppy-sitter who can train to care for puppies on a short-term basis.
  • Help with fundraising.
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Last Updated By: Joanna Myers @ 05/27/2017 8:46am