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GDA’s “It” Factor

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

What is it that makes someone choose Guide Dogs of America for their first guide dog and what keeps others coming back time after time? We asked our graduates to tell us, in their own words and through their personal experiences, what “it” is. As it turns out, “it” is everything. From the care and professionalism of the instructors and staff, to the perfect match made with their guide dog and the camaraderie found in class. From the daily meals, to the comfortable private rooms. From the big picture, to the little touches.
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Donor Spotlight: Bill and Pam McDonald Giving Their All to GDA

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

For GDA Partners in Trust Bill and Pam McDonald, it took only one visit to Guide Dogs of America to know they wanted to offer their financial support to the school.
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GDA Puppies Meet Their Raisers!

Sunday, August 20th, 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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Guide Dogs of America Open House: Making Teams Come True

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Join us for GDA’s Open House on Saturday, October 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This fun-filled day includes Puppy Trials, Guide Dog Demonstrations, Puppy Kissing Booth, food, raffles, and a fantastic Silent Auction to benefit our program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge.
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Auditorium Named For Beloved GDA Supporter Fran Granger

Friday, August 4th, 2017

More than 350 guests joined Guide Dogs of America President Russell A. Gittlen July 29 for the dedication of the Fran Granger Auditorium on GDA’s campus in Sylmar, Calif. Named in memory of GDA board member J. Weldon Granger’s beloved wife of 46 years, the auditorium is located at the heart of GDA’s visitor and education center.
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Graduating Class #399

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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Order now! Guide Dogs of America’s 7th Annual Holiday Card

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Our 2017 holiday card features a close-up of a Guide Dogs of America black Labrador puppy sitting in front of a tree. A blue ornament decorated with the GDA logo hangs on a nearby branch. The inside message reads “Pawsing to wish you Happy Holidays.”

The cards measure 5″x7″ and are bundled 15 cards (with envelopes) to a pack. Price is $18 per pack and includes shipping and handling.
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You’re invited! 37th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Join Guide Dogs of America as we honor the 2017 Recipients of The Gift of Sight Award:

Mr. Dale Hartford: Past President, Guide Dogs of America
Mr. Thomas Gentile: SpiritAero, President & CEO
Mr. Sito Pantoja: General Vice President, Transportation
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“E,” “G,” “H,” and “I” Litters Meet Their Raisers!

Tuesday, July 18th, 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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Graduating Class #398

Friday, July 7th, 2017

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