NMSU Students Train Puppies for The Blind

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New Mexico State University got a special delivery Saturday of puppies. A group of students will train them to become certified guide dogs for the blind.

Five Labrador retriever puppies landed at the Las Cruces Airport Saturday, set to become much more than just cute four-legged friends, but true life-changers. The puppies are eight weeks old and were flown from California-based non-profit Guide Dogs for the Blind. It prepares dogs to serve people in the U.S. and Canada who are blind or who have low vision.

But before the puppies are allowed to train, they will be with the “NMSU Community Puppy Raisers.” The student-run club partners with the non-profit to help them raise the puppies for up to 17 months before the dogs are sent back to the California non-profit to start their official guide dog training.

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