Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) kicked-off its 100th year with a launch of guide dog training program, with the goal of raising and training guide dogs exclusively for Canadians with slight loss. The program’s first two puppies, littermates Baker and Piper arrived from an Australian-based breeder recently, with more puppies expected over the next year. CNIB will be working with Golden and Labrador Retrievers and crosses from top quality breeders.’

Must love the messy wonderful life of puppyhood – a Puppy Raisers role would be to take in a puppy from 12 weeks to 15 months of age into their home, provide loving care to a puppy in training, and help prepare them with their obedience, socialization skills program, overseen by CNIB. All costs will be covered by CNIB.

Visit for more information about the CNIB Guide Dog Program, including how to apply to be a volunteer puppy raiser or stay up-to-date on the program.

CNIB is a registered charity. To learn more, visit or call the toll-free CNIB call centre at 1-800-563-2642