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Welcome To The Companion Club
A Beginning Thought:
as a puppy raiser gives you the ability to help someone in need.
Your job in the greater scheme of things is to provide a potential
service dog with a loving home, as well as with socialization and basic
obedience lessons, before the dog is old enough to go on to advanced
training. Your service will help society.
"A good puppy raiser is flexible and relaxed,
has a sense of humor, is creative, and enjoys talking to people and being
out in the community. A good puppy raiser clearly understands the reason
puppy raisers are so important and is capable of handling the emotional
ups and downs that go with giving unconditional love to a puppy who will
only be around for a little more than a year. The work of puppy raisers
is deeply appreciated by those people receiving the dog that has grown
from a silly wild puppy into a mature, responsible member of a team." -Puppy
and information provided by the Seeing
Eye. Please visit their website.
To introduce a club that will allow students
to raise a Seeing Eye dog. Members of the club will raise
a puppy for a period of 12-13 months, or however long the Seeing Eye
organization requires. The members of the club will be responsible
for the care and overall health of the dog. Each member of the club will
be given very specific responsibilities regarding the care of the dog.
Some members of the club will be required to live in special on-campus housing,
M.I.L.E. house. All Members will be required to attend
a Seeing Eye Dog Raiser training course. Members will learn the principles
of raising a dog and the atmosphere conducive to producing a Seeing
Eye dog. The Companion Club will provide the college with a beneficial
relationship with a national organization and possibly even promote
interaction with the vision-impaired population in the Allentown area.
Dr. Kathryn Wixon will be the advisor for the club. She has been involved
with the Seeing Eye organization for a number of years and is currently
raising her seventh dog. She will be a valuable ally in the club's works.
All necessary money will be provided by the Seeing Eye Organization and
raised through various fundraising activities. In addition, Seeing Eye
dog raising organizations in other colleges have been in contact with the
Club Companion and have agreed to share their experiences and advice on
the issue of raising a dog while in college.
Some picture and information provided by the Puppy Place. Please visit their
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