Physical distancing can be difficult, at times, for anyone who is blind or partially sighted. Dogs, including guide dogs, are not aware of COVID-19.
The Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind had one of their iconic Donation Dogs vandalized last week. The dog was stolen and smashed open and all the donations were taken. The group is currently looking into a replacement.
Donation dog for the blind stolen from Cowichan grocery store
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was featured on Spotlight on Assistance Dogs. Click to Listen.
If you feel that getting around in a city can be challenging, imagine how intimidating this task must be for someone with a vision impairment.
It was January 12, 1984 when Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was incorporated and became one of three guide dog training organizations to open in Canada between 1981 and 1984. Prior to that, the service was lacking in Canada.