We have been Puppy Raisers for Can Do Canines, a service dog organization in Minnesota, for 12 years. We have done short term (a weekend to a few weeks) fosters, raised puppies from the time they are 8 weeks until 1-1 1/2 years old, and whelped four litters, including two from our own Lab, Sydne:
Sydne - about 1 year old (this is one of my favorite pictures of her)
The "Tub o' Pups"- Sydne and her litter of 5 two day old puppies
Can Do Canines provides assistance dogs to people with hearing loss, physical disabilities, seizure disorders, children with autism, and people with diabetes complicated by hypoglycemia unawareness. We are proud to say that "our" puppies are helping in all these areas!
Can Do Canines relies on volunteers and donations to do this wonderful work. One of their biggest fundraisers, the "Can Do Woofaroo" is coming up this Saturday. We will be participating in the walk and are looking for donations.
Every donation helps! Together we can help train more of these wonderful dogs!
* UPDATE *
Can do Canines raised just over $51,000 from the Woofaroo!
Thank you to everyone who made a donation!