Category: Graduate Tales

Rosie O'Donnell and Autism Service Dog, Kuma

Onward with Rosie O’Donnell: Autism Service Dogs

Guide Dogs of America | Tender Loving Canine’s Autism service dog graduate, Rosie O’Donnell, shares her experience with the nonprofit and what autism service dogs can do, not only for the child with autism but for the entire family. Learning … Read more

Woman hugging service dog

Olive’s Journey: A Symphony of Hope in Autism Parenthood

Greetings, When my son, Jaxx was born, I didn’t know much about parenting let alone raising a child with Autism. Initially, what seemed like normal baby behavior turned out to be stemming—repetitive movements or sounds. I didn’t realize at the time, … Read more

man, yellow lab, guide dog

A Perfect Match: Eugene & Opal

Volunteers at Guide Dogs of America | Tender Loving Canines (GDA|TLC) have a tremendous impact on people’s lives. From retirees to long-time supporters – even our very own graduates – our volunteers come from all walks of life! Meet Eugene … Read more

yello lab, puppy, service vest

“Service Dogs Lead the Way to Hope!

Starting with the puppy-raisers! Read this recent article in FYI 50+ magazine on how puppy raising changes lives. Click here to read the full article.

man, yellow lab

Donnell & Bennett, Veteran Service Dog Recipient

“You Are Strong” Donnell is a Navy Veteran who served as an Intelligence Specialist. He deployed to Bosnia as a part of the PFIWC team (Persons Formerly Indicted For War Crimes), where he provided Intelligence support to bring war criminals … Read more

Lorri Bernson hugs her yellow Lab Captain

Crossing with Confidence

Although Lorri Bernson can’t see, the guiding eyes at her side allow her to accomplish what others may find impossible. Lorri Bernson is standing at the corner, patiently waiting to cross the bustling intersection outside her apartment. The sound and … Read more

Orbit Brought Me Back to Life

“I am a combat veteran with chronic PTSD and I have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). My brain and spinal cord have dozens of areas of damage that affect all aspects of my daily life.  TLCAD matched Orbit and me … Read more