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Organization Looks for Homes to Train Service Puppies


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A Michigan organization that trains puppies to be leader dogs is asking for volunteer puppy raisers.

"Theo" isn't your typical black lab. At just 8 weeks old, he's already on the job, training to one day become the eyes, and sometimes ears, for someone who's visually impaired.

Maggie Stach has been a puppy raiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind for 12 years.

"The dog goes with me everywhere, so they come to class with me, they're going to work in an office with me, they're on a sales floor, they're going to Meijer, they're going on dates, they're going to the bathroom with me. They're going bowling. Anywhere you would go in a years time, we take our dogs," said Stach. "We want to socialize our dogs to the best of our ability so our dogs need to be used to anything and everything, any kind of noises, textures, other dogs, squirrels, birds, leaves blowing in the wind, fire trucks."

The organization need more volunteers, like Maggie, to take-on the challenge, that will most definitely change a life.

"You get to meet the person they're placed with and once you see their face and how much it means to them that you gave up a year of your life to this little puppy. You see what change it makes for them and that means the world," she adds.

For more information on becoming a puppy-raiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind, visit Seen on 6.

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