The Canadian National Institute for the Blind looking for volunteers in Winnipeg for raising guide dogs

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind looking for volunteers in Winnipeg for raising guide dogs, Iryna Chyrkova

CNIB provides the residents of Winnipeg with a unique opportunity to raise a future guide dog for the blind people of the province.

A puppy can be taken home at the age of about eight weeks and will be raised to the age of 12-15 months. With each new litter, the institute needs more and more volunteers for this work. “Our puppy raising program is actually a really big part of CNIB guide dogs. It’s where we have all the volunteers that will accept one of our future guide dogs into their home for roughly a year,” CNIB’s puppy raising supervisor Andrea Critch said.

“We are always looking for volunteers. We don’t just need puppy raisers, we also need boarders, and what boarders do is they give a relief to any of our puppy raisers so it’s more short term,” she added.

Anyone willing Winnipeg Resident can fill out an application on CNIB website and start working in a volunteer program.

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