Exciting Event for Dog Owners Set to Hit Brampton

Dog owners and dog-lovers in Brampton are invited to Pet Valu's Walk for Dog Guides fundraiser on Sunday May 28!

Bramptonians and their four-legged friends are preparing to walk together in Brampton as part of this year's Walk, which will be held in more than 240 communities in Canada.

Brampton's local walk is being organized by Wesley Coupland and the Chinguacousy Lions Club.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Southwest corner of the Bramalea Road and Central Park Drive parking lot.

The largest fundraising endeavor of its kind, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides helps to raise, train and place service dogs with Canadians who have a medical or physical disability.

All dogs are welcome to participate, but residents do not need a dog to participate in the walk.

Sponsored by Pet Valu, VIA Rail, and Cadillac Fairview, the annual walk has raised more than $14 million over the years.

Funds raised go directly towards Pet Valu's six Dog Guide programs:

  • 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 physical disability

  • Seizure Response Dog Guides, for people who have epilepsy

  • Autism Assistance Dog Guides, for children (aged 3-12) on the autism spectrum

  • Diabetic Alert Dog Guides, for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness

While each Dog Guide costs an average of $25,000, they are provided free of charge to qualifying applicants.

For more information, to find a Walk and register, or to make a donation, click here.

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