Recurring Donations: Give Monthly, Give Mobility

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Give Monthly, Give Mobility

Guide Dogs of America prides itself in giving the gift of guide dogs at no charge to blind and visually impaired individuals in the U.S. and Canada. With your monthly donation you can help us reach our goal of supplying the gift of mobility to at least 50 people each year.

2014 Quilt Raffle

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This year’s quilt, “Whirlpool Party,” was crafted and donated by the Orange County Quilters Guild. The quilt, which measures 52″ x 52,” features 36 hand-stitched blocks and includes several blocks with intricate embroidered canine designs.

2014 Wine, Scotch, and Cigars Event

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Wine, Scotch and Cigar Event
March 15, 2014

Guide Dogs of America, Sylmar, CA

Ninety people participated in this year’s Wine, Scotch, and Cigars! We appreciate the support of our many sponsors, volunteers, and participants who helped this March 15 event on our campus be a great success. We’re grateful also to Guide Dogs of America graduate Tom Olzak who, with his guide dog Wrigley, shared his story and personal appreciation to those supporting Guide Dogs of America at this 2nd annual event.

Guide Dogs of America Announces Expansion

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


Five times each year, a new group of students, ranging in age from 18-year-olds to senior citizens, arrives at Guide Dogs of America’s northeast San Fernando Valley campus to learn the skills that will enable them to travel, work, shop, and live life with independence.

Donations Needed For GDA’s Online Silent Auction

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Online Silent Auction is set for June 5-15! Since 1948, GDA has been providing specially trained guide dogs to blind men and women free of charge. Fundraisers such as our Online Silent Auction are essential to help continue our mission.

Ride for Guides

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Registration is now open for GDA’s 11th Annual Ride for Guides on Sunday, May 18.

Join us for everyone’s favorite ride of the year! Registration is from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., and each registered person will receive a pin, lunch, a poker sheet, and a fun-filled day.

Wine, Scotch, and Cigars Event

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Guide Dogs of America cordially invites you to a night of Wine, Scotch, and Cigars on our campus.

Meet The Osmonds!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Marie Osmond with Lorri Bernson and Bryan Young and three GDA dogsRecently, Guide Dogs of America was invited to the “Marie” show hosted by Marie Osmond.

GDA’s Media and Community Liaison Lorri Bernson sat down with Marie to talk about GDA’s programs and our wonderful volunteer puppy raisers. Lorri also shared how the school has changed her life for the better – she’s not only GDA staff but a two-time graduate! The ladies were joined by Lorri’s guide dog Carter and GDA puppy-in-training Elena. (more…)

GDA Graduates Become Students Again With Their Guides

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Meet three of our graduates who have pursued their college degrees and join us in congratulating each of them on their significant accomplishments.

Winner of Our 2013 Holiday Photo Card Contest!!

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Here is a wonderful photo taken by GDA puppy raiser Lynne Pennala of her puppy-in-training “Bentley”. This beautiful image will adorn the cover of our holiday cards that will be available for purchase later this year. Thank you to all of you who sent us photos to be considered – it was a tough decision!


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