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Purina Walk For Guide Dogs

May 28th, 2012

 

Posted by Christina Dun

Some dogs are cut out for more than just playing in parks and running around the house — they have what it takes to be trained to help people with visual or hearing impairment, physical disabilities and other medical conditions. The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national event, held in more than 250 communities across Canada, that raises money to help train dog guides. Each walk is organized by local volunteers, with support from Lions Foundation of Canada. This year’s national walk date was Sunday May 27

Last week, I got to cover Woofjocks with the PETnews team. While the Purina walk in Toronto didn’t have dogs jumping over hurdles or running through obstacles, there were plenty of enthusiastic canines — and their owners — on hand to enjoy a great day for a great cause. Purina president Karen Kuwahara was there with her dog Belle to do the official leash cutting, which kicked off the walk down Queen’s Quay.

All photos by Christina Dun. Follow her blog HERE.

 

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