A dozen cute puppies all hopped onto the J-Church line in Downtown San Francisco on Saturday as a part of Guide Dogs for the Blind training exercise.
The adorable Labradors and golden retrievers rode the Muni Metro for an informal training exercise to understand how to navigate the noisy and hectic environment that is public transportation. To better serve the visually impaired, the informal training exercise attempted to socialize and get them used to sights, sounds and vibrations of a light rail train before finally going into formal training at 16 months old.
“Every dog has a purpose,” said Karen Woon, vice president of marketing for Guide Dogs for the Blind in an interview with the SF Gate. “They have a joy in service. They have great health and the right temperament. “We find these breeds to be the most successful.”
After riding the Muni from the Van Ness Station to the Embarcadero Station, the dogs got off with their puppy raisers and roamed around the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building.