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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.
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Change And Growth For GDA

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

There are exciting new changes at GDA. 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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Message From New GDA President Russell Gittlen

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

It is with great enthusiasm, anticipation and excitement that I begin my tenure at Guide Dogs of America. I am looking forward to immersing myself in the program and dedicating myself to the continued success and growth of our school.

For the last 16 years, I have worked diligently to support GDA through fundraising activities. I want to bring the desire and passion for GDA that was instilled upon me to anyone looking to get involved.
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Donor Spotlight – Partners Planning in Advance

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Partners in Trust Kevin and Cindy Cassady knew Guide Dogs of America was a special place the first time they attended an Open House on the GDA campus. That first visit led to the couple attending numerous fundraising events for the school. Eventually, they went from fundraising participants to volunteering at the events. Ultimately, they decided that giving their time was not enough. In 2004, the Cassadys started making donations to the school and, in 2009, they ensured that they would leave a future gift to continue their support of the school by becoming Partners in Trust.
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Apply to GDA Today!

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.
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Invest in GDA, Name Our Venues

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Guide Dogs of America’s new Macki and Phil Singer Visitor and Education Center allows our school to enhance our visitors’ experience by being able to further educate and give a more in-depth look into our mission: to provide professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge to blind men and women across the U.S. and Canada.
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Graduating Class #397

Monday, February 27th, 2017


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Shop Amazon, Support GDA

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Attention Shoppers! Today only, March 16, Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Guide Dogs of America!

You can support Guide Dogs of America by shopping with AmazonSmile. It’s the same Amazon you’re familiar with but, by making your purchases through smile.amazon.com, .5% of purchases on eligible items will be donated to Guide Dogs of America
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“V” and “W” Litters Go Home

Wednesday, February 22nd, 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. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “V” and “W” litters.
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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.
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