A litter of six guide dog puppies born in early March will become part of the Ottawa REDBLACKS football team. The litter consists our four black Labrador Retrievers and two yellow Labrador Retrievers, four males and two females. They will be dubbed the “REDBLACKS litter”.
In a press release, a team spokesperson stated “The Ottawa REDBLACKS are proud to work with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind throughout the 2019 season to raise awareness about the opportunities the organization provides members of our community.”
Members of RNation will be raising the puppies for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind while they undergo basic obedience training, learn important social skills, and prepare for their next step to become formal guide dogs. The puppies will be featured on social media with REDBLACKS players and staff throughout the season, starting with a naming contest that all of RNation is invited to participate in. Each home game will also have a puppy in attendance and they will make appearances at other events.
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