Graduating Class #396




Graduating Class #396
Class 396 graduated on January 28, 2017!

We’re proud to introduce the graduates, pictured from left: Matthew Cooper and Guide Dog Sauly, Brittney Mejico and Guide Dog Paddington, John Albarran and Guide Dog Annie, Thair Knoles and Guide Dog Curri, William Shilling and Guide Dog Laddy, Mark Overland and Guide Dog Judge, Mark Overland and Guide Dog Judge, Helen VanSlyke and Guide Dog Niles, Sandra Remson and Guide Dog Portia, Laurel Hilbert and Guide Dog Aero, and Marian Allen and Guide Dog Sargeant. Guide Dogs of America instructors for Class 396 pictured standing, from left: Alejandra Maldonado (apprentice), Mindy Romero, and Steve Burkman.

John Albarran and Annie, a Golden X Labrador RetrieverJohn Albarran and Annie, a Golden X Labrador Retriever
Guide Dog Team Sponsor: The Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Puppy Raisers: Nancy Hawthorne and Roy Nitschke
Marian Allen and Guide Dog Sargeant, a black Labrador RetrieverMarian Allen and Guide Dog Sargeant, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: Lou and Vicki Mele
Matthew Cooper and Guide Dog Sauly, a black Labrador RetrieverMatthew Cooper and Guide Dog Sauly, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: Larry and Wendy Solomon
Student Accommodation Sponsor: Lafferman Family Foundation
Laurel Hilbert and Guide Dog Aero, a yellow Labrador RetrieverLaurel Hilbert and Guide Dog Aero, a yellow Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: The Rosenthal Family
Student Accommodation Sponsor: The Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Thair Knoles and Guide Dog Curri, and Golden X Labrador Retriever Thair Knoles and Guide Dog Curri, and Golden X Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raiser: Monrene Malmstrom
Student Accommodation Sponsor: The Sharon D. Lund Foundation
Brittney Mejico and Guide Dog Paddington, a Golden/Labrador Retriever Brittney Mejico and Guide Dog Paddington, a Golden/Labrador Retriever
Puppy Sponsor: Nate Israelson
Puppy Raiser: Audrey Rohrer
Mark Overland and Guide Dog Judge, a yellow Labrador RetrieverMark Overland and Guide Dog Judge, a yellow Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: Larry and Debbie Cross
Training Sponsor: LM AERO Club
Sandra Remson and Guide Dog Portia, a Golden X Labrador Retriever Sandra Remson and Guide Dog Portia, a Golden X Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: The Espana Family
William Shilling and Guide Dog Laddy, a yellow Labrador RetrieverWilliam Shilling and Guide Dog Laddy, a yellow Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: Oliver and Chelsea Levenson
Training Sponsor: Sepulveda Building Materials
Helen VanSlyke and Guide Dog Niles, a black Labrador RetrieverHelen VanSlyke and Guide Dog Niles, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Sponsor: L.A. Kiwi Chapter
Puppy Raisers: Tom and Judy Reilly
Training Sponsor: Sepulveda Building Materials

Thank you to the volunteer puppy raisers and the generous sponsors who make these life-changing partnerships possible! We are also grateful to Class #396 donors Judith Kaplan Fund, Sepulveda Building Materials, Macki Singer, Animal Care Clinic, and the Ziprick Foundation.


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