About Dog Guide Users of New Hampshire
The Dog Guide Users of New Hampshire is a voluntary support group that promotes the use of Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs for the disabled through peer support, advocacy, education, and public awareness. The Dog Guide Users of New Hampshire also embraces all individuals who are interested in the care, handling, and/or raising of Guide, Hearing and Service Dogs for independent living.
The Dog Guide Users of New Hampshire (DGUNH) is a voluntary group of people who have service dogs or have an interest in working or training service dogs. As a social group, members give support to each other as service dog users and help each other with canine issues as well as educate the public about service dogs. The DGUNH also works to improve the laws that affect service animal teams. Anyone who might be interested in getting a dog guide or service dog is welcome to attend the DGUNH meetings and learn about what is involved in becoming a service dog user. The DGUNH Dutch-treat lunch meetings are held at the Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord, New Hampshire. Three to four meetings are held annually on Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Regularly, speakers are brought in who will address dog topics, such as health, laws, public interference, etc. There is always time for discussion on various dog-related topics anyone might want to bring up. Puppy raisers come regularly to the meetings and are a vital part of the DGUNH group.