Saturday, June 6, 2009

Memphis' pal

Memphis has a pal, a poodle, who is part of the Dog Guides program. The people who look after him have been fostering pups as part of the program for quite some time now. They socialize the puppy and do some basic training. At about a year, the pup leaves the foster home and goes for training. If successful, the dog will be matched with a partner. If unsuccessful, it will be adopted out as a family pet.

The dogs are trained to meet one of three sets of needs, canine vision dog guides, special skills dogs for clients with a medical or physical disability, or hearing ear dogs.

Great program!

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