‘Canine’s Finest Buddy:’ Documentary highlights non-profit that helps seniors with canine care – Maple Ridge Information

An Ontario filmmaker recently premiered a documentary to help a volunteer-run nonprofit raise funds so seniors can continue to care for their dogs.

Dwight Storring from Kitchener, Ont. Dog’s Best Friend aired on YouTube in late January to publicize the efforts of ElderDog Canada.

“I have long admired the work they do [ElderDog] Help older people keep in touch with their pets, ”says Storring at the beginning of the film.

ElderDog was founded in 2009 by Dr. Ardra Cole was founded in Nova Scotia and now operates across the country including Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Anne Burgess-Clark’s two Shih Tzu Papillon cross pups from Pitt Meadows, Cooper and Ellie, are visited weekly by local ElderDog volunteers.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Non-profit helps senior citizens on-site with dog grooming

Burgess-Clark contacted ElderDog in July after her orthopedic surgeon advised her not to take the dogs out.

“The reason I use [ElderDog] is because of my health. I can’t walk them, ”the 62-year-old previously told The News.

“You (ElderDog) really care [my dogs]… In fact, because you trust them, they become part of your family. “

The non-profit association offers services in a variety of areas, such as B. Support with dog grooming, return of dogs, education and support with bereavement.

The money raised by the organization is used to support the dogs, which in some cases can be costly.

The 50-minute film explores “the life-changing stories of five families and their dogs. Viewers will encounter an aging Great Dane, an athletic German Shorthair Pointer, a wirehaired rescue dog, two French Bulldogs, and a Bull Mastiff as they navigate through their changing family circumstances. “

“These five short films will show how much we depend on our dogs to celebrate the good times and to get through the bad,” said Storring.

For more information or to donate, visit www.elderdog.ca.

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