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To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

McLean Puppy Chronicles ~ Featured Blogger

This week we're happy to feature the McLean Puppy Chronicles, a great blog about being puppy raisers for

My husband and I started raising guide dog puppies when we discovered that we couldn't have any children and decided that adoption wasn't for us. We wanted to do something more with our lives and to give back. What we discovered was that raising a guide dog puppy involves you in a community and connects you with the world and the people in it in a unique way.

Our blog describes our journey raising guide dog puppies. We get them as young as 9 weeks old (our first three were 9 weeks old when we got them), although our current puppy, Coach (our fourth guide dog puppy) we got at 17 weeks. As puppy raisers we need to teach them basic obedience, some directional commands, but the majority of what we do is socialization: taking them out in public and getting them used to public events so that the first time they go to the movies with a blind person isn't the first time they have EVER been to the movies. This usually means that all the crazy, funny, bizarre and silly stuff happens to the puppy raisers.

It also usually involves a lot of poo. In public places. Much to my dismay and horror. 8-)

But you deal with it and you go on and you always keep your eye on the prize of grooming your puppy to be a guide dog. Because that is what it is all about: making a difference in someone’s life. Join us on the journey. It’s funny, it can be sad, but mostly, it’s about a wonderful puppy who has a great life in store for him. Follow Coach as he learns how to be a guide dog!

Here are three of their favorite posts:

Oops, did we just poop on your floor?

Naughty Children Turn Deck Into Vermin Picnic

I Never Dreamed I Would Do It Too

Stop by this week to meet this great family of bloggers!


Francesca Villa said...


easyweimaraner said...

that's the best sleeping position ever ;o)

Susie and Sidebite said...

We went and visited with Coach, maybe we can learn something, most likely not with our Scottie-Tudes

Your Pals
Susie & Bites

Mariodacat said...

Oh I do have to go over and say hello. I've always been fascinated with guide dogs.

Keisha said...

Woof. I like those hoomins and their doggies. :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Guide dogs sure are special
Benny & Lily

speedyrabbit said...

A fun blog but high light a fantastic job,Thank you for featuring this blog,xxSpeedy and Mum

heyitsjethere said...

Hey Oskar, Jet here. Hi Miss Pam.

McClean's blog reminds us of our friend, Mr. Colby, who also raises Guide Dog Puppies... wonder if they know each other???

Fisher and Staff said...

You have got to be two wonderful people!

CD McLean said...

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for the comments and for stopping by! Coach and I really appreciate it. I'm not sure I know Mr. Colby, but it is a small world, and I wouldn't be surprised to find out we have run into each other. Southeastern Guide Dogs is the group I raise for. Shoot me a comment with their blog address and I will check out their site.

Thanks again for looking at the site and thinking about us and what we do. Puppy raising is a lot of fun and we do get into some weird situations!!

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