Why Mira Assistance Dogs? The Mira Foundation began breeding and training seeing-eye dogs in 1981. Soon they began providing assistance dogs as well. Now the Mira Foundation also provides therapy dogs for children with autism and related disorders. Their most recent project pairs their dogs with people with Alzheimers.
Favored breeds are the Bernese Mountain dog, Labradors and the Labernese, which is a Bernese-Labrador cross developed by Mira founder, Eric St-Pierre.
Most importantly the Mira dogs are provides to people who need them for free, anywhere. And these dogs change people’s lives.
But caring for and training such a dog is expensive. Each dog Mira gives away is a $30 000 investment, from birth to being ready to go to its new owner. Because Mira doesn’t sell their dogs they rely on donations to continue to operate.
Because I feel strongly about giving back, I love animals, I try to keep it local, and Mira Foundation assistance dogs are simply amazing. That’s why I support them. And if you feel like doing that too, click this link. Remember, a little goes a long way. Thanks.
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