Recently Kirby and I made a trip to Las Vegas to visit family. Seeing the family was fun and of course they loved meeting Kirby, but the best part was how excited Kirby and I were about experiencing this adventure … Read more
by Zachary Gittlen GDA graduate Derek Rabelo has always been close with his father. “I may make fun of his big belly now, but we are best friends. He’s my hero and he has always encouraged me to do anything.” … Read more
As you can imagine, a flood of questions bombarded my mind. What will I do with Kirby when I am getting my teeth cleaned or while I am having x-rays? Where will he sit? Will he be worried? Then I … Read more
Kirby’s puppy raiser is his Puppy Mama! Her name is Jennifer Beuhler. I never anticipated meeting Kirby’s puppy raiser and then instantly becoming family! On the day of Graduation I had no idea of what I was about to experience … Read more
When I arrived at GDA, they had me at hello! I met the trainers who understood my vision, met the people in my class, I realized that I was in the right place at the right time. Kirby was my … Read more
The most frequent comment I got when I was out in public with Kirby besides, “oh my gosh he’s so cute,” was, “how can you give him up? I could never do that.” To be honest, when I started this … Read more
What is it like to receive a guide dog? Well, it is like nothing that has ever happened to me before. I arrived at Guide Dogs of America on a Sunday and moved into the dorms. Instantly I developed a … Read more
Class 400 graduated on November 11, 2017!