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Review for OccuPaws Guide Dog Association, Madison, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a puppy sitter, puppy raiser, volunteer, and now joined the board to help OccuPaws further their mission of providing a Guide Dog or every adult and child in Wisconsin and the surrounding states that needs one. I have volunteered for other organizations but OccuPaws is the first that over 90% of every dollar donated goes to program expenses. The fact that hundreds of people come together to volunteer to help with every aspect of this program is very inspiring. Also there are other organizations which also provide guide dogs to the visually impaired for free, but those require the applicant to leave their home and go to a guide dog school for a month or more. Many cannot do that, and OccuPaws provides an alternative by "moving" the GDMI to the applicants location for several weeks, and trains them in their home enviornment. They are also one of the few groups to provide Visual Assistant Dogs for Children as young as 6 years old.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member