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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: A Trip to the Dentist

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

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Team Jirby: “New Family”

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

“How do you give up your puppy?”

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

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GDA Enrichment Challenge

Our guide dogs in training spend a great deal of time in the kennel. While we do our best to keep them busy when they’re not out training, putting an emphasis on enrichment is a goal of ours. Kennel manager … Read more

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GDA Grad Inspires CW Pilot

Guide Dogs of America is honored to receive support from CW Good Guide Dogs of America is honored to receive support from CW Good, the  philanthropic arm of the CW Network. Their participation has come in the form of sponsorships, … Read more