Volunteers

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“Doggie in the Window” Quilt

The Orange County Quilters crafted and generously donated this quilt, titled “Doggies In the Window,” to benefit Guide Dogs of America’s program that provides blind and visually impaired individuals with professionally trained guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free … 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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Transit Day for Guide Dog Pups!

Puppies trained to become guide dogs practice public transit etiquette in Central Park Puppy raisers from the Sylmar puppy raising group recently had the unique opportunity to expose their foster puppies-in-training to three different busses, and they had the busses … Read more

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Guidance Counseling!

Whole Dog Journal is a national publication targeting pet owners and dog sport enthusiasts.  Our Puppy Department coordinator, Stephanie, has been a long-time contributor, and was asked to write an article about how GDA socializes its puppies, and what pet … Read more

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Puppy Fever!

We know puppy raising is addicting, and Sylmar area leaders Bob and Pam English are definitely hooked!  They’ve been raising puppies with Guide Dogs of America since 1987, and on Friday, April 13, they welcomed their 31st puppy into their … Read more

Volunteers wanted!

Puppy raisers are the cornerstone of our training program at Guide Dogs of America. Puppies are welcomed into loving foster homes at 8 weeks old, where they learn basic obedience, house manners and how to be calm and confident in … Read more