BC & Alberta Guide Dogs

Photograph of dog from the BC Guide Dog Services & Autism Support Dog Services

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs (BCGD) was founded in 1996 and breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for blind/visually-impaired individuals and Autism Support Dogs for children aged 3-10 with profound autism.

Since being founded in 2014, Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs (VICD) has paired 26 dogs with both military and RCMP veterans on Vancouver Island. Each team undergoes a 52-week Service Dog training program and is eligible for certification under the BC Guide Dog and Service Dog Act.  BCGD has been providing purpose-bred adult dogs and technical support to Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs (VICD) since its inception.  BCGD and VICD are in the process of amalgamating into a single agency.  For details about BCGD, we encourage you to visit their website.

The RCMP Veterans’ Association – Vancouver Division received a suggestion that our Association provide financial support to the B.C. & Alberta Dogs and Autism Support Dogs program.  This proposal was approved by our Executive Committee.  The Association currently sponsors two puppies – Gideon and Maggie.  Check out their photographs below:     


                  Gideon – Nov. 7, 2018

                              Maggie – Nov. 7,2018

Our Association members are also encouraged to individually support this group so they can provide support to this organization.

Photograph of Luke - one of the BC Guide Dog Service dogs

We have included below some video relating to the BC Guide Dog Service:

Puppy raising – B.C. Guide Dogs on Shaw TV

Puppy Raising – Nanaimo Shaw TV ch.4

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