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 two of our adult breeding dogs, Molesley and Bernard, 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 volunteer dogs who sit quietly and listen. Molesley and Bernard are great at their special job!
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
For the past five years, we have 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.