http://occupaws.org/ will be at Mounds in Middleton today.
OccuPaws is a volunteer-based 501 (c )(3) located in Madison. They provide Guide Dogs at no cost to the blind. They are accredited by both Assistance Dogs International and by the International Guide Dog Federation. They are one of 13 Guide Dog Schools in the country that are accredited by the IGDF.
Mounds receives dog food donations that are sent by Fromm for OccuPaws, they pick the donations up once a month at the end of the month.
When OccuPaws visits a Mounds store, They hand out literature about upcoming Events, and chat with people about what a Guide Dog does. They can also answer any questions about Public Access rights of Service Dogs, and occasionally talk with a prospective Puppy Raiser. This is also a great way for their dogs to learn polite greetings, and a good way for new volunteer/raisers to learn how to meet people and talk about the program.
For more information, and to learn how to be a Puppy Raiser, Please go to: http://occupaws.org/