Puppy Raising Events

Classes, Meetings And Events

Puppy raisers, to support the development of your puppy into a future guide, remember to attend at least one puppy raiser meeting per month.

Here are the days, times, and locations of the puppy raiser meetings so you can choose one that is convenient for you. Puppy raising events, unless otherwise specified, are for puppy raisers only and are not open to the public.

Questions? Call GDA’s puppy department at (818) 833-6447.

Sylmar GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
1st Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Guide Dogs of America campus
13479 Glenoaks Blvd. Sylmar 91342
Group Leaders: Pam & Bob English
(661) 296-4633
(661) 212-2517 – Pam
(661) 212-2516 – Bob

Bear Valley Springs (Tehachapi) GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
Last Friday of each month from 6-7 p.m.
Aspen Builders Inc. Recreation Center
401 West D.S. Tehachapi
Group Leaders: Butch and Karen Reyburn
(661) 821-1769

Orange County GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604
Group Leaders: Tammy & Mark New
(714) 306-8614

San Diego GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
1st Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
The Classical Academy
2950 S. Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Group Leader: Stephanie Colman
(818) 833-6447

San Gabriel Valley GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Sycamore Elementary School
225 W. 8th Street, Claremont
*Meeting occasionally held at an alternate location. Please confirm before attending.
Group Leader: Cindy Miller
(909) 297-0350

San Luis Obispo County GDA Puppy Meeting
3rd Monday of each month
Animal Care Clinic
162 Cross St., San Luis Obispo 93401
Group Leader: Stephanie Ruggerone
(805) 544-4958

South Bay GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
6500 E. Stearns Street, Long Beach 90815
Group Leaders: Brian and Nancy Matthews
(562) 301-5162 – Brian
(562) 301-8843 – Nancy

Ventura Area GDA Puppy Meeting
3rd Wednesday of each month (January through May and September through November)*
from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ventura County Star Building
550 Camarillo Center Drive, Camarillo
Debbie Prince
(818) 259-9239
*The July and August meetings are off-site special events. Contact Debbie for info.
*In lieu of the December meeting, please attend the Holiday Party at GDA’s campus.

Westside GDA Puppy Meeting
2nd Monday of each month at 6:15 p.m.
Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th Street 4th Street, Santa Monica 90401
Group Leader: Glyn Judson
(310) 453-1892

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