Give Leader Dog Canine Heroes a GREAT Start

I invite you to help me and thousands of other generous and caring dog lovers raise funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind's NEW Canine Development Center!

I'm  Ronda Del Boccio a best selling author, speaker and soon-to-be Leader Dog handler! I get my dog in July.

Leader Dogs has been around for over 75 years, and they are surely top notch, but the dogs haven't had the easiest start in some respects.

Volunteers ,care for the breeding males and females (different families), for their lifetime. THe dogs come together to create little future Leader Dogs. The LD Mommy carers raise the pups for 7 weeks.

Then the puppies each go to a home to live for a year. The puppy raisers take the dogs on all sorts of adventures so they get used to the various sights, smells, and noises of life.

Then, the puppies come back to LDB. Those who pass their tests get their guide dog training over 4 months. DUring this time, they're in the kennels, which are currently quite stressful.

Then each LD is placed with a blind or visually impaired person like me.

Those dogs go through lots of BIG transitions in a short time.

When I found out that the kennels, breeding and and veterinary areas hadn't been updated since my early childhood, I was astounded. What a thrill that they are giving the dogs a much less stressful start and better training conditions moving forward!

My goal is to riase $500 to help build the fabulous new Canine Developmenet Center so that all future Leader Dogs will have a fabulous start! Please give what you can, then visit this link for a special gift from me!

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Leader Dogs for the Blind is in the middle of the largest campaign in their history to turn the existing kennel into a state of the art Canine Development Center.  Join me as I raise funds for this amazing organization and help them continue their mission of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.

For more information on the new Canine Development Center, please see the photo gallery and video below!

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  • Mindy Lawrence $10.00 Here's hoping that your service to the blind and visually impaired expands to help even more in need. July 2015
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  • Mindy Lawrence $10.00 Here's hoping that your service to the blind and visually impaired expands to help even more in need. July 2015
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