We are proud to introduce Class 374, which graduated on July 18.
This class included students who are graduating with their first guide dogs as well as a long-time user who is graduating with their 11th guide dog.
Class 374 truly exemplifies our commitment to providing guide dogs across America. After graduation, our students returned home to: Illinois, Washington, Nevada, Alabama, Florida, Arizona, and California.
Ahmad is a Real Estate Broker from Irvine, CA who was matched with his first guide dog “Julep”, a yellow female Labrador Retriever.
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Dawn came to GDA from Chicago, IL to be matched with “Moxie”, a black male Labrador Retriever who she is already in love with.
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Marty is a Licensed Massage Therapist who came to Guide Dogs of America from Port Orchard, WA to receive her 3rd guide dog, a female yellow Labrador Retriever named “Jewel”.
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Vancouver, WA is where Joanie is from and she joined the class to receive her eighth guide dog, a yellow female Labrador Retriever named “Jeanie”.
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Eric is a musician and a guitar teacher in Las Vegas. He only applied to Guide Dogs of America after being impressed with the way a very good friend of his, Shawna, a GDA graduate, worked with her guide dog.
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Never having had a guide dog before, Katrina was impressed with what they could do when she learned more about them after Retinitis Pigmentosa affected her vision.
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Huntsville, AL is where Curtis works for the Department of the Army in Human Resources.
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“I would recommend GDA to anyone who is interested in getting a guide dog. The training covers every aspect of guide work that you need to know.”
Read more of Dan’s story