“E,” “G,” “H,” and “I” Litters Meet Their Raisers!

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 8 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age.

The “E” litter went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on June 2! The Labrador Retrievers are pictured here as a group with their raisers on GDA’s campus.

Pictured bottom row, left to right: Diana Smitherman with Ellery, Hunter and Patsy Prough picking up Erin for Deborah and David Prough, the Weeden family with Elana, the Montalvo family withy Ekualo, and the Santos Family with Ellie. Pictured top, from left: Victoria Roach with Ethel, Lori and Alyssa Almeida with Ellis, the Montalvo family picking up Eliza for Katherine So, and Gail Leonard with Edison.

Pictured bottom row, left to right: Diana Smitherman with Ellery, Hunter and Patsy Prough picking up Erin for Deborah and David Prough, the Weeden family with Elana, the Montalvo family withy Ekualo, and the Santos Family with Ellie. Pictured top, from left: Victoria Roach with Ethel, Lori and Alyssa Almeida with Ellis, the Montalvo family picking up Eliza for Katherine So, and Gail Leonard with Edison.

The “G” litter of Labrador Retrievers went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on June 30! The litter and their raisers posed for a group photo on our campus.

Pictured from left: Sydney and Sally Stevenson with Garmin, Mary and Leonard Kenney with Greta, Jennifer Buehler with Gable, Hayley and Donna Dolan with Galli, Brian and Carly Nelson with Georgia, Alyssa and Debbie Romine with Gia, and Ennika and Elaine Carlson with Gala.

Pictured from left: Sydney and Sally Stevenson with Garmin, Mary and Leonard Kenney with Greta, Jennifer Buehler with Gable, Hayley and Donna Dolan with Galli, Brian and Carly Nelson with Georgia, Alyssa and Debbie Romine with Gia, and Ennika and Elaine Carlson with Gala.

The “H” litter of Labrador Retrievers went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on June 30! The litter and their raisers posed for a group photo on our campus.

Pictured from left: Daniel Kasman with Hudson, Bridget Winnett with Hydra, Megan Wilson with Harrison, and Debbie Prince holding Hank for Michelle Skidmore.

Pictured from left: Daniel Kasman with Hudson, Bridget Winnett with Hydra, Megan Wilson with Harrison, and Debbie Prince holding Hank for Michelle Skidmore.

The “I” litter of Labrador Retrievers went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on June 30! The litter and their raisers posed for a group photo on our campus.

Pictured from left: Diana Janke holding Ida for Nancy Hawthorne, and Lexie and Kellie Dreyfuss with Jenny, who was named by her sponsor.

Pictured from left: Diana Janke holding Ida for Nancy Hawthorne, and Lexie and Kellie Dreyfuss with Jenny, who was named by her sponsor. Learn how you can sponsor a GDA puppy-in-training at http://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/1/programs/puppy-raising/puppy-sponsorship/

GDA’s volunteer puppy raisers open their hearts and homes to our puppies and help us raise outstanding guide dogs. Are you 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 8 weeks of age until he or she is around 18 months old. We want to hear from you! Learn more about GDA’s puppy raising program at http://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/1/programs/puppy-raising/

Please contact Louise Henderson at:
(818) 833-6441 or
LHenderson@guidedogsofamerica.org

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