“It’s hard to have them go back after you’ve had a year-and-a-half with them, but then you see how happy they are in their new positions, and you see that person loves them too, and needs them so much more than you do.”

— Pat Webber of Belfast, who serves as the regional manager for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, speaking about the emotions that puppy raisers experience when it’s time for the puppies to become service dogs.