News & Events

In Tribute to Nigel

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.
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Guide Dogs of America Announces Veterinarian Volunteer Program!

GDA currently has four volunteer positions open in our veterinary department. Tasks will include but are not limited to:
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12th Annual District 15 Charles M. Foley Memorial Golf Tournament

August 31, 2015
Northborough, MA

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 15, is proud to announce the 12th Annual District 15 Charles M. Foley Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Guide Dogs of America. Please join us on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, Massachusetts.
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GDA Closed

September 7, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Labor Day.


27th Annual IAM District W24 Golf Tournament

September 14, 2015
Portland, OR

Please join us for a great day of golf for a great cause!

  • Complimentary luncheon
  • Raffle
  • Awards presentation
  • …and More!

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18th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament

September 16, 2015
Brooklyn, NY

The 18th Annual Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament sponsored by IAMAW and Swissport is set for Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The great day to benefit GDA will take place at Dyker Beach Golf Course 1013 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228.
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16th Annual Sacramento Classic Auto Show

September 19, 2015
Rancho Cordova, CA

The 16th annual car show will be held on September 19th, 2015 at Hagan Park!
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3rd Annual Bob Martinez Golf Tournament

September 19, 2015
Fort Worth , TX

Join District 776 for a great day of golf, lunch, prizes and trophies on Saturday, September 19, 2015!
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The Gary R. Allen Invitational Guide Dogs Golf Tournament

September 21, 2015
Whittier, CA

Please join IAMAW District Lodge 947 on September 21, 2015 for The Gary R. Allen Invitational Guide Dogs Golf Tournament at California Country Club located at 1509 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601.
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4th Annual Robert Martinez, Jr. Golf Invitational

September 28, 2015
Andover, KS

You are cordially invited to join IAM&AW District Lodge #70 for the 4th Annual Robert Martinez, Jr. Golf Invitational, a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Terradyne Country Club in Andover, Kansas.
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GDA Saturday Obedience Class, October 10

October 10, 2015
Sylmar, CA

Saturday, October 10, 2015 Obedience Class Schedule (held at GDA)

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Puppies age 11 months and up
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Puppies age 9 to 10 months
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Puppies age 5 to 8 months
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Puppies age 8 weeks to 4 months

We would like to stress the importance of staying within the age group of your dog, as the classes and expectations are set for each specific age level.

Click here to download the Saturday Obedience Class Schedule (PDF)

Save the Date: December 12 Holiday Potluck!

 


Graduation!

October 18, 2015
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Tennessee State Council of Machinists 4th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

October 24, 2015
Nashville, TN

Tennessee State Council of Machinists 4th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit Guide Dogs of America is set for Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee. You are cordially invited to participate in this special event as a sponsor, as an individual shooter, or by sponsoring a group of four from your organization.
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GDA Closed

November 11, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Veteran’s Day.


GDA Saturday Obedience, November 14

November 14, 2015
Sylmar, CA

Saturday, November 14, 2015 Obedience Class Schedule (held at GDA)

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Puppies age 11 months and up
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Puppies age 9 to 10 months
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Puppies age 5 to 8 months
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Puppies age 8 weeks to 4 months

We would like to stress the importance of staying within the age group of your dog, as the classes and expectations are set for each specific age level.

Click here to download the Saturday Obedience Class Schedule (PDF)

Save the Date: December 12 Holiday Potluck!

 


4th Annual Guide Dogs Sporting Clay Event

November 19, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Please join IAM Local Lodge 845 of Las Vegas, Nevada for the 4th Annual Guide Dogs Sporting Clay Event to benefit Guide Dogs of America.

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15th Annual Las Vegas Hawgs for Dogs Motorcycle Ride

November 19, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Registration from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Great fun with Poker Run, Door Prizes, Lunch provided all for a great cause! Please RSVP by October 31 to ensure your spot on the ride!
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35th Annual Guide Dogs Charity Golf Tournament

November 20, 2015
Summerlin, NV

Registration 7:00 AM
Shot Gun Start at 8:30 AM
$200 per Player Fee Includes:

  • Green Fee & Cart
  • Driving Range
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Players Gifts
  • Awards & Raffles after the Tournament in the clubhouse
  • Bus service to and from the golf course (limited to first 75)
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William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet

November 21, 2015
Las Vegas, NV

Save The Date! Guide Dogs of America’s 35th William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet will take place at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21, 2015
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GDA Closed

November 26, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Thanksgiving Day.


GDA Closed

November 27, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed for Thanksgiving.


Holiday Potluck

December 12, 2015
Sylmar, CA

***Save the Date***


Graduation!

December 19, 2015
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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GDA Closed

December 24, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Christmas Eve.


GDA Closed

December 25, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed Christmas Day.


GDA Closed

December 31, 2015

Guide Dogs of America will be closed New Year’s Eve.


GDA Closed

January 1, 2016

Guide Dogs of America will be closed New Year’s Day.


Graduation!

January 24, 2016
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Graduation!

April 24, 2016
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Graduation!

July 10, 2016
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Graduation!

October 23, 2016
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Graduation!

December 17, 2016
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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Graduation!

December 17, 2016
Sylmar, CA

Join us in congratulating our graduates!

All graduations are held outside at GDA and begin promptly at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and tours are available after the ceremony.
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