Guide dog puppies need foster homes

The role of the “puppy raiser” is to socialize and teach the dog basic skills and obedience

B.C. Guide Dog Services is looking for volunteers in the Greater Victoria area to help train puppies to aid blind people and children with autism.

The role of the “puppy raiser” is to socialize and teach the dog basic skills and obedience.

The dog will stay with the volunteer for about a year.

“Puppy raisers need to be able to bring the dog pretty much wherever they go, so the role is really best suited for retirees or at-home workers,” said Linda Thornton, puppy manager.

The charity provides ongoing training and covers all vet and dog food costs.

For more information, please go online to www.bcguidedog.com or call Jan at 250-217-3132.

Just Posted

Belmont volleyball coach wins coach of the year award

Toakley has racked up five provincial championships, three in the last three years

Kayaker rescued from Esquimalt Lagoon

Nearby boats rushed to help

Fundraising campaign set up for family of deceased Colwood man

Funds will go towards wife and two daughters

RRU celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Event includes traditional canoe landing protocol practice

Pass a pint: Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets on sale now

Over 200 brews and ciders will be featured at this year’s craft celebration

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

BC Ferries posts strong earnings before rate cuts

Last year highest ever for vehicle traffic, most walk-ons in 20 years

Snapchat used to make mass shooting threat in Kamloops

RCMP did not dub the threat a hoax, instead called it “unsubstantiated”

B.C. groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement

B.C. Supreme Court judge suspended ruling for one year to give government time to draft legislation

Driver hospitalized after truck hits pole on Malahat

The pole prevented the red truck from travelling down a steep embankment.

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

Sporting organizations will lose federal funding if abuse goes unreported, says Kirsty Duncan

BC conservation officers release badger from wolf trap

Badger recovering after being caught in trap near Williams Lake

B.C. Christian school mulls covenant, future of law school after court ruling

The university still wants to open a law school, but is looking at its options.

Ultra-low cost airline to launch in B.C. this week

Swoop destinations include Abbotsford, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Halifax and Edmonton

Most Read