“A” Litter Meets Their Volunteer Raisers!

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 8 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age.

Guide Dogs of America’s “A” litter went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on March 3, 2017. The black Labrador Retrievers and yellow Labrador Retrievers are pictured here as a group with their raisers at GDA’s campus.

Pictured from left, standing: Mike and Margo Steinmetz with Astro, Cheri and Bob Lauterbach with Axel, Eileen and Ken Johnstone with Audie, Louise and Brian Henderson with Andie, Tom and Judy Reilly with Alex, Pictured from left, kneeling: Debbie Oppenheim picking up Acer for Jason and Sirinda Bertram and Julie Humphries with Ada.

GDA’s volunteer puppy raisers open their hearts and homes to our puppies and help us raise the best guide dogs possible. Learn more about GDA’s puppy raising program at https://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/programs/puppy-raising/

Interested in supporting our mission to change the lives of those who are blind? GDA is looking for loving homes to raise a puppy of 8 weeks of age until he or she is around 18 months old. We want to hear from you!

Please contact Louise Henderson at:
(818) 833-6441 or