September is National Guide Dog Month, so I decided to learn more about how guide dogs help people who are blind or visually impaired.
I'm partnering with Natural Balance premium-quality pet food and Guide Dogs for the Blind, a non-profit charitable organization that raises and trains exceptional guide dogs, to recognize the 'Top Human-Canine Teams Who Make Us Believe.'
These nine teams are outstanding examples of the amazing partnerships possible between humans and canines. I was particularly inspired by Ashleigh and her guide dog Yuri. Here's their story:
As Ashleigh's story shows, in addition to providing enhanced mobility, guide dogs can also be a social bridge, opening a world of possibilities for friendship and human connection.
You can check out Guide Dogs to the Blind to read about other amazing human-canine teams. While you're there, consider donating to Guide Dogs for the Blind--there's no better time than National Guide Dog Month to show your support for these incredible people and their four-legged superheroes.
Guide dogs are just one example of how we have special bonds with our dogs. My dogs Ike and Kelly show me how important they are to my life every day. Natural Balance even sent us this cool swag to help us celebrate National Guide Dog Month!
Do you have a special bond with your pet too? Tell me about it in the comments below!