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Guide Dogs of America Grads Are On The Go

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

When students arrive at GDA, it is with the goal of achieving greater independence, mobility and freedom. Having the assistance and companionship of a guide dog certainly makes the day-to-day and routine activities easier. But for guide dog teams, exploring beyond their typical routes or boundaries that they’ve established for themselves can be an adventure and give the guide dog user a greater sense of wanting to explore further. Sometimes it’s a neighboring city or state; or it might be a destination across the country or on an ocean cruise with multiple ports of call; or the call of the wild and the great outdoors. No matter how near or far, our guide dog teams are out and about and enjoying life.
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Donor Spotlight: Two Very Special Ladies and a Very Special Gift

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

A daughter wanted to fulfill her mother’s wishes, and Guide Dogs of America was honored to be the recipient of a gift of more than $1 million. The daughter made the gift anonymously in loving memory of her mother.
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“C” and “D” Litters Meet Their Raisers!

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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.
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7 Reasons Why A Guide Dog is Right For You

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Our training program is designed to accommodate both the experienced guide dog handler and the first timer. In this recent interview with The CW Network, Guide Dogs of America graduate Lorri Bernson talks about how her guide dogs have changed her life. Lorri is GDA’s Media and Community Liaison and a GDA board member.
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“B” Litter Meets Their Volunteer Raisers!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

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.
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Donor Spotlight: Her Thrift Became Sizable Gift to GDA

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Even as a young girl, Patricia “Pat” Custer was a dog lover. It was a wonderful surprise that she left her estate of more than $1 million to Guide Dogs of America. Those who knew Custer were aware of her thriftiness, but all were amazed by the large a donation she gifted to GDA.

Custer began her career as a secretary at NBC in Hollywood, Calif. In 1973, she became the bookkeeper for the newly formed Corporate Productions Inc. (CPI) and stayed with the company the rest of her career.
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President’s Message

Friday, April 28th, 2017

We have been busy at GDA putting the finishing touches on our Visitor and Education Center, which includes a new GDA merchandise store and offices for several of the staff. We are excited about the opportunities that will come to GDA as a result of having this new space.

For our students, the new building also offers another environment for the teams to experience while walking a route on campus. We also have changed to a 21-day training program, which has been very well received by our students.
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Give a GDA Gift, Support GDA!

Friday, April 7th, 2017

GDA’s new on-campus store is now open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Macki and Phil Singer Visitor Education Center. The GDA store is also open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays when graduation ceremonies are held (find the graduation schedule here).
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“A” Litter Meets Their Volunteer Raisers!

Friday, April 7th, 2017

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.
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2017 Holiday Card Photo Contest Winner!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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And the GDA holiday card cover goes to … Congratulations to Guide Dogs of America volunteer puppy raiser Lexie Dreyfuss. Her photo of her GDA puppy-in-training Venti will be the cover of GDA’s 7th Annual Holiday Card.  (more…)

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