Mayor Jackson & Lois the BC Guide Dog Reunite!
Apr 10, 2015
On Friday, April 10, with the help of John Burr, President of the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society, and Jan Hawkins, Director of Development, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, Lois the BC Guide Dog was reunited with her namesake, Mayor Lois E. Jackson. The two friends hadn’t seen each other since Lois the dog was a puppy.
“She has grown so much since I last saw her,” says Mayor Lois E. Jackson. “She will be a supportive companion for someone who benefits from the BC Guide Dogs services, an organization that makes a tremendous difference in the lives of those they care for.”
As part of their annual commitment to sponsoring a new guide or autism support dog for the BC & Alberta Guide Dogs program, the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society donated $3,500 last year to sponsor Lois the guide dog. The Firefighters Charitable Society named the puppy Lois in honour of Mayor Jackson.
Lois the guide dog recently entered the advanced training stage of her development and is receiving one-on-one training with a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to complete her certification as a BC Guide Dog.
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is a non-profit that trains guide dogs for blind/visually impaired people and people living with autism. Guide dogs and autism supports dogs contribute to an increase in freedoms and the ability of their partners to experience and enjoy more of their day to day activities.