Puppies of Promise Spokane raises puppies from eight weeks of age to about 14-16 months of age to fulfill their job as guide dogs. During this year period while the dogs are in our home is full of training that consists of basic obedience commands and socialization that includes taking our puppies in training with us everywhere! When dogs are grown and ready to return to school they are taken to one of Guide Dogs' two campus in either San Rafael, CA or Boring, OR and train in formal guidework for two to three months. After all phases of training are passed, a dog is matched with a blind partner, and the pair trains for two weeks. A graduation is held at the end of this training period and the pair meets the puppy's raiser and attend the ceremony where the puppy is officially handed over to their new partner to begin a new life of independence together!