GDA Puppies Meet Their Raisers!

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 8 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age.

GDA’s “O” litter of black Labrador Retreivers went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on July 10! Pictured at left, Paige Jarquin with Odyssey. Pictured at right, Jessica Bethke with Orbit.

Paige Jarquin with Odyssey
Paige Jarquin with Odyssey
Jessica Bethke with Orbit
Jessica Bethke with Orbit

GDA’s “J” litter of Labrador Retrievers went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on July 21! Pictured top row, from left: Suzy Ellis with Java, Colin McGough with Jaeger, J. and Denise Brown with Jetty, Rene Kilroy with Jag, and Susan Hoffman with Kiwi. Pictured bottom row, from left: Hannah Habegger with Ted, Charlene Gagnon with June, and Deborah Madden with Joy.

Pictured top row, from left: Suzy Ellis with Java, Colin McGough with Jaeger, J. and Denise Brown with Jetty, Rene Kilroy with Jag, and Susan Hoffman with Kiwi. Pictured bottom row, from left: Hannah Habegger with Ted, Charlene Gagnon with June, and Deborah Madden with Joy.
Pictured top row, from left: Suzy Ellis with Java, Colin McGough with Jaeger, J. and Denise Brown with Jetty, Rene Kilroy with Jag, and Susan Hoffman with Kiwi. Pictured bottom row, from left: Hannah Habegger with Ted, Charlene Gagnon with June, and Deborah Madden with Joy.
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GDA’s volunteer puppy raisers open their hearts and homes to our puppies and help us raise outstanding guide dogs. Are you interested in supporting our mission to change the lives of those who are blind? GDA is looking for loving homes to raise a puppy of 8 weeks of age until he or she is around 18 months old. We want to hear from you!