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GDA Closed

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America will be closed President’s Day.

GDA volunteers pick up “N” and “P” litters!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “N” of German Shepherds and the “P” litter of Golden Retrievers. (more…)

Graduating Class #392

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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GDA Expands: Naming Opportunities Available At New Center

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

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.

Construction on the new building, where events and larger tours will be held, continues to move forward. (more…)

Stylish Paws, Great Cause: GDA’s Quilt Raffle!

Friday, January 8th, 2016

The Orange County Quilters Guild crafted and generously donated a quilt, titled “Dogs Make The World A Better Place,” 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.
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GDA’s Lorri Bernson Receives Access Award

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America is proud to announce that GDA Media Relations and Community Liaison Lorri Bernson has received the “Spirit of Accessibility” award from Access Services. Access provides complimentary transportation in Los Angeles for persons with disabilities who cannot ride the accessible public fixed route buses and trains.
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You’re Never Too Old

Monday, January 4th, 2016

GDA’s ‘No Upper-Age Limit’ Policy Keeps These Three Graduates Going and Going and Going

When Guide Dogs of America was founded more than 65 years ago, one of the founding principles was that no one would be denied a guide dog from the school based on his or her age. Joseph Jones, with the help of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW), founded our school and established the policy because he had been denied a guide dog from other schools due to the fact that he was “too old.” Jones was only 57.
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The UPS Foundation Grants Vital Support to GDA

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Guide Dogs of America is proud to announce receipt of a $40,000 grant from The UPS Foundation. The grant will be used for general operating support of our program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge.
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Donor Spotlight: Edith and Robert Hunio

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Edith HunioFor Edith and Robert Hunio, all it took was attending just one graduation for them to know they wanted to support Guide Dogs of America and name the school in their trust. The Hunios were introduced to GDA by their friends in 1992 and have been Partners in Trust ever since.
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In Remembrance: GDA Champion Ed Elliot

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Guide Dogs of America graduate, board member, and staunch supporter Ed Elliot passed away December 12, 2015.
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