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5 Unique, Fun Ways to Help Local Organizations Meet Their Mission

5 Unique, Fun Ways to Help Local Organizations Meet Their Mission

2. Tails will wag as you help turn a shelter dog into a service dog for Dogs on the Go. Dogs on the Go Assistance Dogs trains former shelter dogs to assist the hearing impaired, a process that can move along slowly. They need "puppy raisers," volunteers who bring a rescue into their homes. "Puppy raisers" have the following roles:

Since the best hearing-assist dogs are high-energy, "puppy raisers" can expect to work with terrier-mixes and herding-type dogs. But please note, the word puppy has been used loosely. The rescues can be anywhere from 8-weeks to 2-years-old.

5 Unique, Fun Ways to Help Local Organizations Meet Their Mission

"Hearing dogs primarily work in home settings," said Anna Evans, the group's president. "However, they can work in public situations, too. People bring their hearing-assist dogs to work, and their dog may have to alert them to a knock on a door or a telephone ring."

Interested? Learn more and fill out a "volunteer puppy raiser" application on the Dogs on the Go website, https://www.dogsonthego.us/.

3. Spare nothing to make Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County's bowling fundraiser a success. Bowl for Kids' Sake isn't until March 19 at 3D Sideouts Sports Tavern in Island Lake and March 20 at Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge in Woodstock, but you may want to begin rallying your team and collecting your pledges now.