Guide dogs are some of the most amazing dogs on the planet!! Today is International Guide Dog Day!! This holiday celebrates the importance of guide dogs and how they help the blind and visually impaired live their daily lives.
Fairgrounds Animal Hospital works in partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind. Did you know that Guide Dogs for the Blind trains 70% of Labradors Retrievers, 15% of Golden Retrievers, and 15% of German Shepherds to become guide dogs? After 2 years of formal training, a guide dog is matched with a blind or visually impaired person based on desired size, life style, and energy level. Learn more about this amazing program by visiting Guide Dogs for the Blind.