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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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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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Toxic Household Items for Dogs

Do you have an inquisitive pooch living in your home with you? Most dog owners are switched on enough to keep the harmful things out of reach, but pups can be pretty persistent if they want to get a hold … Read more

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Can I Raise a Guide Dog Puppy?

My goal was unique – I wanted to be a Guide Dogs of America puppy raiser!  If you ask the average 7 year old what they want to be when they grow up you’ll probably get a variety of answers. … Read more

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Team Jirby’s Miracle Journey

My experience at Guide Dogs of America and receiving my Guide Dog Kirby were truly modern day miracles. My miracle journey began 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with the family eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. For those unfamiliar … Read more

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Remembering our good friend Ken Metz

Today we are saddened by the news that we have lost a dear friend of GDA. Longtime graduate Ken Metz passed away yesterday. Ken was an ambassador for our school and involved in so many different ways. He would speak … Read more

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Harnessing the Power of Independence

Laughing with a friend, a tall blonde visibly groped at her surroundings while attempting to ascend a flight of stairs at a posh, Los Angeles eatery. Witnessing the awkward-looking display, a fellow patron cast a disapproving glance and asked, “Liquid … Read more