Graduate Tales

Graduate Tales

Mike Moore and Guide Dog “Gracy”

Monday, October 15th, 2012

At the end of April 2012, Mike Moore headed back home to Pickering, Ontario, Canada, with a new family member – a four-legged one. He came to Guide Dogs of America (GDA) earlier in the month to receive and train with “Gracy”, a black Labrador Retriever that was specifically chosen to be his guide dog. As a controller for the past 5 ½ years, he wanted more mobility and independence after his vision started to decrease eight years ago due to the progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa. He wanted to alleviate some of the stress and dependence that was put on his wife if he ever wanted to go anywhere.
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Graduating Class #374

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We are proud to introduce Class 374, which graduated on July 18.

This class included students who are graduating with their first guide dogs as well as a long-time user who is graduating with their 11th guide dog.
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