Puppy Calendar Raises Funds For GDA

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

On sale now: Guide Dogs of America’s South Bay Puppy Raiser Group’s 2016 calendar!

Theatre “Tickets for Charity” Benefits GDA

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Tehachapi Community Theatre’s opening night performance of “The Miracle Worker” will benefit Guide Dogs of America. Through its “Tickets for Charity” program, TCT donated 42 tickets to the August 28 performance of the classic story of Anne Sullivan and her student, Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf.

Guide Dogs of America Announces Veterinarian Volunteer Program!

Monday, August 24th, 2015

GDA currently has four volunteer positions open in our veterinary department. Tasks will include but are not limited to:

In Tribute to Nigel

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

By Dale E. Hartford, GDA President/Director

Retired Guide Dog Nigel, a star of Guide Dogs of America’s educational films, passed away on August 14, 2015. Nigel, a Golden Retriever, and his partner Lorri Bernson graduated from Guide Dogs of America in 2002, as members of Class #333. Nigel was 15 years old.

Guide Dogs of America seeks Kennel Volunteers!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Guide Dogs of America Announces New Volunteer Opportunity

Guide Dogs of America seeks Kennel Volunteers! Volunteers will work in the kennels on our campus in Sylmar, California and interact directly with our dogs. They will help with cleaning, bathing, laundry, feeding and play times, while getting a firsthand look at how things run “behind the scenes.” Boots and smocks will be provided.

Volunteers find a penny, pick it up for GDA!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Guide Dogs of America volunteers and puppy raisers Helen and Richard Lau recently made a generous $170 donation to our program. The donation was built bit by bit from money found during their walks with their dogs in their community and on vacation. Helen reports that it took the couple about two years to fill their donation jar. Thank you Helen and Richard for your volunteer efforts, your creativity, and your generous support for Guide Dogs of America!

Puppy Raising

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Enter GDA’s 2015 Holiday Card Contest!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Calling all holiday-themed photos of Guide Dogs of America dogs! Submit your photo by February 28, 2015 to our fifth annual Holiday Card Contest. One photo will appear on the cover our 2015 Holiday Cards.

Fund-A-Need for GDA!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Guide Dogs of America’s Puppy, Nursery, Veterinary, Kennel, and Student Services Departments all have Wish Lists of items that they need! We also have a number of sponsorships and commemoratives available. And we’re offering the opportunity for you to spend a day with our trainers.

Sending Puppies-in-Training Off To College

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

GDA puppy raisers prep for “Turn-in”

Turn-in day at GDA is one of the happiest and one of the most heart-tugging days for GDA’s volunteer puppy raisers. The puppies these families, couples and individuals welcomed into their homes and hearts when they were about seven weeks old are heading off to the next step of their training to become a guide dog. These dedicated volunteers have attended countless obedience classes, puppy raiser meetings and GDA functions, and spent part of each day working on basic obedience and socializing their puppies.

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