We feel thankful to be able to do what we love, so we enjoy sending some of that love back out into the world. In addition to always shopping local and using Canadian-made dog food and products whenever possible, here are some of the ways Prairie Doodles gives back to our community:
Ronald McDonald House, Calgary
In 2011, we were thrilled to donate a beautiful puppy, Asha, to Calgary's Ronald McDonald House (RMH). The Calgary charity, which provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital, welcomed Asha as a therapy dog to provide a source of happiness and stress-relief for families staying at the house. Australian Labradoodles are renowned for their qualities as therapy dogs, and Asha's sweet nature proved a perfect match for RMH. Asha has since retired from her duties, but she brought many smiles to many families during her time with the charity.
We are very proud of our adult breeding dogs, Molesley, Chip, Bernie, and Gussy (and soon to be Earl) who are regular volunteer "readers" with a program called Dog Tales. Run by Literacy for Life, Dog Tales pairs gentle, polite dogs with children who struggle to enjoy reading. The children, aged 8-12, read to the Dogs who sit quietly and listen (and be petted :)). Our Doodles are great at their job!
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
For five years, we donated the sale of a puppy to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's annual fundraising gala. The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre is a long-term treatment program for adolescents suffering from substance dependency, and we're happy to support their cause.
Several of our retired breeding dogs are frequent visitors at the High River Hospital including our retired Stella and Rose :) One of our up and coming studs, Winston, enjoys going to visit the seniors at Season’s High River and he also loves to visit the RCMP officers in High River :)
We have so many unofficial therapy dogs from Prairie Doodles and every one of them make us proud and spur us to continue to work hard at producing stable puppies who excel in a variety of situations.