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A friend of mine is beginning to raise her 10th puppy for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (where I received all 3 of my guides) and to celebrate has taken on a special project. It costs approximately 20,000 to raise and train a dog guide, so Sam has decided to begin fund-raising for her puppy’s “scholarship”.

Romero is an 11 week old black lab golden cross and so far has proven to be a very smart and sweet boy. He’ll stay with Sam and her family for the next year and then move on to be trained for one of LFC’s five programs – Canine vision, Hearing Ear, Special Skills, Seizure Response or autism Assistance. If for any reason Romero doesn’t make it, the money she raises will be put towards another Dog Guide team.

Fund-raising ideas are still in the works, but since Romero was named for the Blue Jay’s pitcher, Ricky Romero, Sam has decided to begin with “Pitcher Pledges”. It’s up to you what is pledged, but here are some suggestions – 10 cents for every inning pitched, 1 dollar for every strike out or maybe 1000 dollars if he throws a no-hitter this season…use your imagination! You can send your contact information and pledge to dogguideromero@gmail.com and she’ll contact you when the baseball season is over to collect the donations (tax receipts can be given if desired) – which just happens to be right around Romero’s 1st birthday.

To follow Sam’s fund-raising progress and to see more cute pictures of Romero click here

Comments

  1. Too cute! Her tenth already?! Wow. 🙂

  2. Romero says thanks for spreading the word! He’s already working hard on his quest to become a dog guide. (Though at the moment he’s rolling around on his back with a toy in his mouth).

    Sam and Romero

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