Graduating Class #403

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Class 403 graduated on March 17th, 2018!

Graduating Class #402

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Class 402 graduated on January 27, 2018!

Meet Harmony, N.C.’s New Mayor: GDA Graduate Daniel Lee Matney

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

It’s been a busy and exciting year for Daniel Lee Matney.

Less than a year after graduating with his new guide dog, Merlin, Matney was sworn in as Mayor of Harmony, North Carolina. He took the race over the incumbent candidate who had held the position since 2011.

Graduating Class #401

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Class 401 graduated on December 16, 2017!

Graduating Class #400

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Class 400 graduated on November 11, 2017!

GDA’s “It” Factor

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

What is it that makes someone choose Guide Dogs of America for their first guide dog and what keeps others coming back time after time? We asked our graduates to tell us, in their own words and through their personal experiences, what “it” is. As it turns out, “it” is everything. From the care and professionalism of the instructors and staff, to the perfect match made with their guide dog and the camaraderie found in class. From the daily meals, to the comfortable private rooms. From the big picture, to the little touches.

Graduating Class #399

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017


Graduating Class #398

Friday, July 7th, 2017


Guide Dogs of America Grads Are On The Go

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

When students arrive at GDA, it is with the goal of achieving greater independence, mobility and freedom. Having the assistance and companionship of a guide dog certainly makes the day-to-day and routine activities easier. But for guide dog teams, exploring beyond their typical routes or boundaries that they’ve established for themselves can be an adventure and give the guide dog user a greater sense of wanting to explore further. Sometimes it’s a neighboring city or state; or it might be a destination across the country or on an ocean cruise with multiple ports of call; or the call of the wild and the great outdoors. No matter how near or far, our guide dog teams are out and about and enjoying life.

7 Reasons Why A Guide Dog is Right For You

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Our training program is designed to accommodate both the experienced guide dog handler and the first timer. In this recent interview with The CW Network, Guide Dogs of America graduate Lorri Bernson talks about how her guide dogs have changed her life. Lorri is GDA’s Media and Community Liaison and a GDA board member.

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