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In Remembrance: GDA Champion Fran Granger

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Dedicated Guide Dogs of America supporter Fran Granger passed away August 3, 2016, surrounded by her family. Guide Dogs of America’s Board of Directors and staff extend our deepest condolences to her husband of 46 years, GDA board member J. Weldon Granger, their children and their families.
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GDA Volunteers Pick Up “B” and “C” Litters!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 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 “B” and “C” litters.
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Graduating Class #394

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


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Volunteers Host Open House, Puppy Trials

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s Ventura Puppy Raising Group recently held the 2016 Ventura Open House and Puppy Trials. The event theme was “Dog Days of Summer-Costa Rica Edition”
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Russ Gittlen to Succeed Dale E. Hartford at Guide Dogs of America

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced this week that IAM District 15 New England Area Director and Local 447 Assistant Business Manager Russ Gittlen has been appointed Director of Guide Dogs of America (GDA) effective January 1, 2017. Gittlen will replace retiring GDA Director Dale Hartford.
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GDA Volunteers Pick Up “T,” “V,” W,” and “A” Litters!

Monday, June 20th, 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 “T,” “V,” “W,” and “A” litters.
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Save the Date: 36th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Save The Date

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GDA volunteer protects service dogs in his home state

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Guide Dogs of America volunteer Adam Beasley is in the news for his successful effort to create a law protecting service dogs in his home state of Alabama. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ “Machinist News Network” reports:

“Thanks to IAM Local 2003 member and Guide Dogs of America volunteer Adam Beasley, Alabama now has a law specifically protecting service dogs from assault for the first time in the state’s history.
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GDA’s Online Silent Auction Is Here!

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Online Silent Auction runs from June 2- June 12! Since 1948, GDA has been providing professionally trained guide dogs and instruction in their use to blind and visually impaired men and women free of charge. Fundraisers such as our Online Silent Auction are essential to help continue our mission.
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Next Goal, Guide Dog!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Having A Guide Dog Is Something Special For These Three 20-Something Graduates

Being blind was never an obstacle to achieving their goals for recent GDA graduates Adam Ohnstad, Rebecca Mendez and Constantine Greanias. All three were college graduates before they had their guide dogs and already pursuing paths to reach their professional goals and fuel their personal passions. Even though these young adults were independent in many ways, they all knew that having a guide dog would give them greater independence and so much more.
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