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Graduating Class #380

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Graduates share first walk with their guide dogs!
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GDA’s Puppy Raisers Are a Special Breed

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

At any given time, there are more than 250 GDA puppies-in-training being raised by volunteer puppy raisers throughout Southern and Central California, as well as some parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Montana. Puppy raisers range from families with kids, to empty-nesters, from full-time workers, to retirees, and from people with pets, to those who haven’t had a pet in many years. But they all have one thing in common; the desire to raise a puppy that will, hopefully, one day go on to help a blind individual lead a life of greater independence and mobility.
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Graduating Class #379

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Class 379 graduated on July 7, 2013. Read graduates’ reflections on training with their new guide dog!
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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…)

New Beginnings for Two GDA Employees

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Andi Krusoe Retires as Admissions and Graduate Services Manager

Andi KrusoeAndi Krusoe, who started her career at Guide Dogs of America more than 23 years ago, retired in July.

As admissions and graduate services manager, Andi has personally reviewed thousands of applications and contacted each person to answer questions and to help them through the process. Many students have received Andi’s warm, welcoming greeting several times over the years as they retire one dog and return to the school for their next. (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.
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Graduating Class #378

Monday, June 17th, 2013

See graduates’ portraits with their guide dogs and read an update from a graduate!
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Harley Davidson Raffle

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Win This Custom Harley

A winner has been chosen

2013 Harley-Davidson
Road Glide® Motorcycle
Customized by Legends Vintage Motorcycles
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Online Silent Auction is here!

Monday, May 20th, 2013

This year’s Online Silent Auction runs May 22 through June 5! The Online Silent Auction is the companion to our Open House Silent Auction that takes place during our annual celebration at Guide Dogs of America’s campus in Sylmar, California. Most of the online items, along with many more, will also be up for bid at Open House on June 8.

We have put some exciting travel and sports packages up for bid online. This will give our supporters from across the country an opportunity to participate in the Silent Auction.
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William W. Winpisinger Charity Weekend

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Save the Date!

The 33rd Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet will be held November 23, 2013 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in fabulous Las Vegas.

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