Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 18, 2018
Founded in 1996, in Ladner, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for people who are blind/visually-impaired, and Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10  and their families.
-- photos by Mel Baly
young Guide Dog, Corky
The logo of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs now reflects
Autism support dogs
A blind client with a BC & Alberta Guide Dog graduate
Breeding to supply guide dogs and support dogs with 
the most appropriate personalities is important
With a professional trainer at start, a volunteer
puppy raiser takes a puppy to all kinds of activities,
before formal guide dog training begins
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs CEO, Bill Thornton (2nd left), and Corky, are thanked by President Ulf Ottho, Irene Forcier, President Elect Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Louise Wechselberger
It takes two years and upwards of $35,000 to produce one certified dog, provided free of charge to the recipient. The International Guide Dog Federation  accredited the charity in 2001, meeting or exceeding its standards and those of Assistance Dogs International.