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BC & Alberta Guide Dogs announces expansion in Ladner

Capital campaign starts for new breeding and training centre
Construction of the new Breeding and Training Centre of Excellence at the guide dogs’ 7061 Ladner Trunk Rd. location, should start in September and take about a year. B.C. And Alberta Guide Dogs photo

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is expanding its operations in Ladner and hopes to soon open a breeding and training centre of excellence.

To help facilitate the costs of the expansion, they have launched a capital fundraising campaign.

The state-of-the-art facility dedicated to breeding and training guide and service dogs for individuals in B.C. and Alberta will serve as a hub for the professional, breeding, raising, and training of Guide Dogs for persons who are blind or have low vision, Autism Service Dogs for children with autism and Operational Stress Injury (OSI)-PTSD Service Dogs for Veterans & First Responders to provide essential support to those in need.

With new cutting-edge facilities supported by professionally certified instructors, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs will greatly enhance their mission of inclusion, mobility and access, reducing wait times and doubling their impact.

“We are thrilled to embark on this exciting new chapter in our organization’s history,” said Bill Thornton, CEO of BC & Alberta Guide Dogs. “The Breeding & Training Centre of Excellence will enable us to expand our reach and impact, ultimately changing the lives of many more individuals in our communities.”

The capital campaign kicked off at the recent Ties & Tails Charity Auction & Gala. Further events and initiatives will take place inviting the community to support this important cause. Donations of any size are welcome and will make a significant difference in the lives of those who rely on Guide and Service dogs for independence and mobility.

To learn more about the Breeding & Training Centre of Excellence Capital Campaign and how you can get involved, visit