Author: Diane Gittlen

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They Came, They Saw, They… Whatever’d

Many thanks to all who participated in our first virtual fundraiser, “The Walk, Run, Ride…Whatever!” We are thrilled to share with you that we raised over $54,000.  All across the country, we saw people embrace their inner “Whatever!” and dedicate … Read more

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We are thrilled for the launch of our new website!

In January, Guide Dogs of America (GDA) merged with Tender Loving Canines. Our new single organization operates under the Guide Dogs of America umbrella. Merging the two organizations has been a work-in-progress, and a lot has changed – including our … Read more

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Thank you for your support!

When we reached out at the beginning of last month, we were launching our spring fund-a-need campaign in response to COVID-19. At that time, I stressed the importance of guide/service dogs during a pandemic, and asked for your support. I … Read more

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Puppies!

With a nursery full of puppies, and communities in-need counting on us to help transform lives through highly skilled service dogs, Guide Dogs of America has implemented a drive-thru puppy pick up protocol (say that three times, fast!) to help ensure … Read more

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Double Your Gift. Double Your Impact!

Every dollar will go TWICE as far. No, you’re not seeing double. This week our spring fund a need received a match sponsor for every dollar raised, up to $6500!  Our program has held steadfast to its commitment of transforming … Read more

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Dinner in the Dark 2020

Thank you to everyone for your continued kindness and support. Dinner in the Dark 2020 was a huge success! We look forward to seeing you at our next event.      

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Puppy Raiser Information and Orientation Sign-Ups

Volunteer puppy raisers are the cornerstone of our training program at Guide Dogs of America. Our dedicated volunteers foster future guide dog prospects, teaching basic obedience, house manners, and how to be calm and confident in a variety of public … Read more

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Exciting New Merger Announced for 2020

Guide Dogs of America and Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs  (TLCAD) today announced the merger of their organizations. This merger will combine their respective service dog programs into a single organization to be operated under the Guide Dogs of America … Read more