t’s impressive, it’s well-documented, heartwarming and indispensable to large numbers of people with special challenges. It’s the 24/7 companionship, reassurance and enabling that a dog guide can provide for someone who needs it.
Local dog owners are invited to leash up their best friend for the fifth staging of the Purina Walk for Dog Guides – Fathers Day, June 19 at Whiffin Spit.
The Lions are right in there with the dog on this one, as the Sooke Harbourside Lions team up with the sponsor to get our local event up and running for a very good cause.
Sue Percival is at the helm of the three-hour supportive get-together at what is likely one of the top pooch-promenades in the country. She says there are currently five such dog-guides in the Sooke area, faithfully, unquestioningly serving their human partners who may have challenges related to vision, hearing, seizure response and autism.
This is the kind of set-up where participants can round up pledges by family and friends or even total strangers… that much is up to the individual. They and their pet or pets close the deal by completing the walk and contributing their take to the total. Last year $2,000 was raised by the local effort.
One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward providing dog guides at no cost for Canadians with disabilities.
Information on the Sooke Purina Walk for Dog Guides is available at the local veterinary clinics and Wiskers & Waggs as well.
It’s a low key, fun time and a good time should definitely be had by all.
If you need more details just give Sue a bark at 250-642-5023.