My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for OccuPaws Guide Dog Association, Madison, WI, USA
Our family was looking for a charity to volunteer with. Of course we fell in love with Occupaws on site because who wouldn't want to volunteer with puppies? Within our first month of volunteering we attended our first Occupaws Guide Dog Graduation where they were placing a young man with his first Guide Dog. This young man was the same age as our oldest daughter who we had also just lost to college. His mother stood at graduation so thankful that her son had this dog to help be his sight for him on campus since she no longer was there to help him. I thought about how scared we were sending our daughter on her own sighted, and I was just humbled to know that this dog that was raised through Occupaws helped him transition to freedom, the goal every parent wants for their child. From that day on this was so much more than raising cute puppies for us. I understood the value of waking up everyday to do our best to give each dog in our care the experiences and foundation to help those they will be serving in the future. These dogs are so special. I will forever be a changed person for being part of Occupaws. The love and care they give their raisers to take care of the dogs is exceptional. We want for nothing, and no question goes unanswered. This is one of the most personal organizations we have ever worked with.