Guide Dogs of America’s Macki and Phil Singer Visitor and Education Center will allow 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.
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 “F” and “G” litters.
We’re happy to reveal the winning photo featured on Guide Dogs of America’s 6th Annual Holiday Card. This photo of GDA puppy-in-training Linus was taken by his GDA volunteer puppy raiser Cindy Valancius. It was a “ruff” decision, as we received so many great photos to choose from. Thank you to all of you who sent in submissions.
Guide Dogs of America President Dale E. Hartford was interviewed by CBS Chicago during the 2016 IAM Grand Lodge Convention held September 4-9 by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
A Trip to GDA Took This Partner in Trust on a Trip Down Memory Lane
The retirement community where Ms. Blair Brignall is a resident was offering a trip to Guide Dogs of America to visit the school and learn about the program and, of course, see the dogs.
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 “D, “E,” “H,” “I,” and “J” litters.
From personality to pace, new students to retrains, young adults to seniors, there’s a lot that goes into preparing for a class of 10 students and 10 dogs.
You are cordially invited to Guide Dogs of America’s 36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet honoring the 2016 recipients of The Gift of Sight Award:
- Mr. Gary Allen – General Vice President, IAM&AW
- Mr. Robert H. Buker, Jr., President and CEO, U.S. Sugar Corporation
Guide Dogs of America 36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Rivoli Ballroom at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino