Category: Volunteers

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“Pictures of My Dog” Quilt

Buy raffle tickets for a chance to win the 2021 “Pictures of My Dog” quilt! This cheerful and detailed quilt, measuring 80” x 106”, was crafted by the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild to raise funds for GDA. One very … Read more

Kennelside Chats

Check out our Kennelside Chats series, 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 of interest … Read more

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Puppies!

With a nursery full of puppies, and communities in-need counting on us to help transform lives through highly skilled service dogs, Guide Dogs of America has implemented a drive-thru puppy pick up protocol (say that three times, fast!) to help ensure … Read more

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Don’t Isolate Alone

We are living in uncertain times.  As we continue to adjust to life during a pandemic, there is so much we just don’t know.  With California presently under a Shelter-In-Place order, and local “non-essential” businesses, schools and public gathering places … Read more

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

The safety of our Guide Dogs of America family has, and always will be, our top priority. Our administration is closely monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking action to limit the public’s access to campus. We ask that anyone who … Read more

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Puppy Raiser Information and Orientation Sign-Ups

Volunteer puppy raisers are the cornerstone of our training program at Guide Dogs of America. Our dedicated volunteers foster future guide dog prospects, teaching basic obedience, house manners, and how to be calm and confident in a variety of public … Read more

Raising a GDA puppy

I have to admit that when I first brought home an adorable little puppy named Kiwi, one thought running through my head was that it was going to break my heart to give her up.  And I did cry when … Read more

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Help GDA Make Teams Come True!

In two years, someone we haven’t met yet will sit anxiously in their dorm room, waiting for a trainer to walk in with a highly trained guide dog picked especially for them.  In two years, someone we haven’t met yet … Read more

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

Support Our Student Dorm Renovation Project In 2018, Guide Dogs of America underwent much-needed renovations of our student dormitory and administration building. We reconfigured the inside architecture to create more inviting and collaborative workspaces, added four bedrooms to allow for … Read more

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“Doggie in the Window” Quilt

Thank you to all who contributed to the Annual GDA Quilt Raffle! The winner is Juliana Bates from Sandy Spring, Maryland. This year’s quilt was handcrafted by “The Orange County Quilters Guild”, and Maryann Hertel. The Orange County Quilters crafted and … Read more