GDA volunteers pick up “N” and “P” litters!

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “N” of German Shepherds and the “P” litter of Golden Retrievers.

Puppy raisers holding six German Shepherd puppies.

The “N” litter is pictured here with their raisers on GDA’s campus. From left: Ginger Fujishige picking Nyla for Bob and Yvette Sheehan; Brian and Angie Warloe with Nordic; Sydney Fujishige with Nava; Wayne and Alyssa Larremore with Nuala; Diana Smitherman with Nikita; Jonathan Ogle and Lonnie Raimond with Neecha; and Cherry Teter with Nagheera.

Puppy raisers holding six Golden Retriever puppies.

The “P” litter is pictured here as a group with their raisers on GDA’s campus. From left: Marilyn Clark with Patra; Devin Wurts picking up Packer for Barbara Guziak; Ina and Monique Wurts with Picsar; Lori Montigel with Palmer; Susana Sutcliff with Peggy; and Cari and Jason Jordan with Penny.

GDA’s volunteer puppy raisers open their hearts and homes to our puppies and help us raise the best guide dogs possible. Learn more about GDA’s puppy raising program at

Interested in supporting our mission to change the lives of those who are blind? GDA is looking for loving homes to raise a puppy of 7 weeks of age until he or she is around 18 months old. If you live in Southern California, we want to hear from you! Please contact Louise Henderson us at: (818) 833-6441 or

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