Here is Renee's interview with Lori McClain-Russak, Kennel Manager for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.
She chats about Fidelco's mission and all of the latest puppy updates!
Check these adorable photos of Fidelco's latest group of puppies!
Pictured above: Best buddies Gypsy and Iron enjoying the beach.
Interested in becoming a puppy raiser?
Puppy Raisers take our pups at about eight weeks of age. They love and care for them. They participate in weekly classes at our Fidelco training center. Then, when the pups are approximately 14 to 16 months old, they return them to us for formal guide dog training.
Hundreds of families and individuals have participated in the Fidelco volunteer puppy raiser program over the years. They expose the pup to a wide variety of experiences in the home, on the street and in the world at large - the very things that the dogs will be required to handle as a guide for someone who is blind or visually impaired.