Category: News

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Support GDA Kennel Tech Xochitl Sanchez

We have many employees here at Guide Dogs of America who have different hobbies and passions. Here’s a peek into the behind the scenes life of, Xochitl, a Kennel Tech here at GDA. She has a passion for fitness and … 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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Spring Fund A Need

Throughout this crisis, our guide and service dogs have been our clients’ best friends. The mobility, independence, and companionship that our dogs provide are more important now than ever. I can’t imagine going through this without my guide dog Captain … Read more

Kennelside Chats

Check out our new series of Kennelside Chats, Guide Dog of America and Tender Loving Canines graduates discuss their personal experiences and journeys with their service dog partners. Our GDA Kennelside Chat series offers an in-depth look at assorted topics … Read more

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There Are People Counting On Us

Dear Friends of Guide Dogs of America, I wish you and your loved ones good health. I am tremendously proud of our community for coming together and ensuring our mission moves forward. There are countless veterans, people who are blind, … 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

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Adam Bailey and His Dog Mica

Adam Bailey, who lives in Lake Stevens, echoes those sentiments in gaining friends at GDA, as well as the tremendous difference his Guide Dog, Mica, has made in his life. “Before I had Mica, I used a white cane so … Read more

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Antonio Fotualii and His Dog Ted

Since receiving his golden lab “Ted” in May, Antonio Fotualii (age 29) has fewer restrictions and more choices. Antonio lives on Capitol Hill in Seattle, is a Type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy at the age of … Read more