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