Graduating Class #398



Graduating Class #398
Class 398 graduated on July 1, 2017!

We’re proud to introduce the graduates and the volunteer puppy raisers and sponsors who made these partnerships possible. The class is pictured here as a group with Guide Dogs of America instructors Steve Burkman, Mindy Romero, Sean Chiles, and Kelsey Horst. Class 398 teams are pictured below.

Chris Barrett and Guide Dog Summit, a black Labrador RetrieverChris Barrett and Guide Dog Summit, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Sponsors: Pennsylvania State Council of Machinists
Puppy Raisers: The Ames Family
Paula Castro and Guide Dog Delaney, a black Labrador RetrieverPaula Castro and Guide Dog Delaney, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: The Weeden Family
Jose Guzman and Guide Dog Berkeley, a black Labrador RetrieverJose Guzman and Guide Dog Berkeley, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Sponsor: Jil Maheu
Puppy Raisers: The Hart Family
Alana Leonhardy and Guide Dog Nela, a black Labrador RetrieverAlana Leonhardy and Guide Dog Nela, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raiser: Alyssa Almeida
Bill Mlynarski and Guide Dogs Bruno, a black Labrador RetrieverBill Mlynarski and Guide Dogs Bruno, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Sponsor: Linda Heizer Seaman
Puppy Raisers: The Wigginton family
Cesar Palma and Guide Dog Whimsey, a black Labrador RetrieverCesar Palma and Guide Dog Whimsey, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raiser: Clare Knutson
Myrna Speirs and Guide Dog Tesla, a black Labrador RetrieverMyrna Speirs and Guide Dog Tesla, a black Labrador Retriever
Guide Dog Team Sponsorship: Anonymous Donor at the California Community Foundation
Puppy Raisers: The Venegas Family
Christy Steele and Guide Dog Blythe, a black Labrador RetrieverChristy Steele and Guide Dog Blythe, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: Peter and Carley Halatsis
Raquel Welch and Guide Dog Dozer, a yellow Labrador RetrieverRaquel Welch and Guide Dog Dozer, a yellow Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: David and MaryEllen Lefler
Ken Metz and Guide Dog Heath, a black Labrador RetrieverKen Metz and Guide Dog Heath, a black Labrador Retriever
Puppy Raisers: The Peterson family
This team was in-home trained by GDA instructor Linda Hawes

We’re grateful to Class 398 donors Carol George, The Alice Ghostley Foundation, the Kalvelage family, The Judith Kaplan Fund, Richard Mader, Sepulveda Building Materials, Simi Valley Boots and Slippers, Macki Singer, Missy Stayton, Nate Israelson, and L.A. Kiwi Chapter.


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