13th Annual Ride for Guides

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Support Guide Dogs of America at our 13th Annual Ride for Guides on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Registration fee includes lunch, a pin, a bandanna, and poker sheet. Registration by May 10 is $35 per person. Registration on the day of event is $40 per person. Lunch only tickets are available for $20 per person.

Shop 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).

“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.

2017 Holiday Card Photo Contest Winner!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


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. We received so many great photos. Thank you to all who sent in submissions and thank you to all who voted! The holiday cards, measuring 5″ by 7″ and bundled 15 cards with envelopes to a pack, will feature messages on the outside and inside of the card. The cards will be available for purchase in the fall, either from our online shop or at GDA’s on-campus store. Sale of the cards will benefit our program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge.

2017 Holiday Card Finalists

GDA wants you to be a part of selecting which photo will adorn our 2017 Holiday Card by placing your vote between April 3-24. We have narrowed it down to six of the many wonderful submissions and now it’s up to all of you! (Note: only one vote per email address.)

Text SNOW to 51555 or click visit igfn.us/f/uig/n to vote for your favorite today!

Visiting GDA? Here’s the scoop!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Guide Dogs of America’s reception has moved from our administration building to the Macki and Phil Singer Visitor and Education Center. When visiting GDA, please park in the center’s lot, which is the first driveway on the right as you approach GDA’s campus on Glenoaks Blvd. after turning from Roxford Street.

Change And Growth For GDA

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

This spring there are exciting new changes at GDA to report. There’s the arrival of GDA’s new president Russell Gittlen (read his President’s Message here), as well as news about graduations and changes in many departments, several of which are included here.

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Friday, March 10th, 2017

Grads share their stories of going from cane to canine.

For many of GDA’s graduates, there was an “aha moment” when they knew it was time to take the next step toward greater mobility and independence — making the switch from a white cane to a guide dog. Here, we share stories of three of our graduates about when they knew the time had come and the difference that having a guide dog has made for them in their lives.

Happy Dogs Brighten Lives: GDA’s Quilt Raffle!

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The Santa Clarita Valley Quilters Guild crafted and generously donated this quilt, titled “Happy Dogs Brighten Lives,” for raffle to benefit Guide Dogs of America’s program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge. The quilt measures 94″ wide x 100″ long.

We Need You To Help Raise Us!

Friday, January 13th, 2017


Enter GDA’s 7th Annual Photo Contest!

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Enter GDA’s Photo Contest! Makes this year’s holiday memories next year’s Guide Dogs of America’s holiday card.

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