You and Fido can walk to support training of guide dogs

Calling all dog owners in the Ottawa area!  You and your dog can go for a walk to support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs.

On Sunday, May 31, participate in Dollars for Dogs, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.  The fun takes place at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue.

All well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.  You and your pooch can join in the dog social, then walk four kilometres through the park, and stay around for a barbecue and plenty of door prizes.   The dog social and registration are from 9:30-10:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:30.

Pay $30 on-site to participate or waive the entry fee by obtaining pledges in advance.  Entry forms are available at various area locations or email .  You can also sign up for the event online at  Register online and create your own profile page to ask friends and family to sponsor you in this fantastic event.

The first 100 to show up on May 31 receive a free grab bag.

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984.  Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided more than 760 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also operates an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the local area with mobility-related disabilities.

To learn more about this event or Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit or phone (613) 692-7777.

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