Community Event – The Purina Walk for Dog Guides 2015 By: Katie Mirzayan

For our third year, North Town Veterinary Hospital has participated in the annual Lions Foundation of Canada Purina Walk for Dog Guides. This is an amazing fundraiser that has raised $120 to date. All funds raised go towards the resources required to train:

  • Canine vision dog guides: For people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Hearing ear dog guides: For people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Service dog guides: For people with a medical or physical disability.
  • Seizure response dog guides: For people who have epilepsy.
  • Autism assistance dog guides: For children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Diabetic alert dog guides: For people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness.

These dogs provide Canadians independence and often act as their eyes and ears in the most stressful of situations.  During North Town Veterinary Hospitals third year of participating, we have raised over $300 for this great event.  We look forwards to the 2016 walk!

  Why walk for Dog Guides?


• To help provide Dog Guides at no cost to the growing number of Canadians who need them.
• To enjoy a fun day out in your community. Walk with your friends, family and co-workers. The event is pet friendly but you do not need a dog to participate.
• Everyone is welcome – all ages and abilities – and you are not required to complete the route to participate.
• Everyone is a winner! The money you raise goes towards this important program and you could earn an incentive prize.

There is no registration fee and 100% of the funds you raise will go towards the cause.

Please check out the website for the Purina Walk for Dog Guides to seek out resources and information.