GDA Volunteers Pick Up “B” and “C” Litters!

Guide Dogs of America’s volunteer puppy raiser families foster our puppies from the age of 7 weeks until the dogs enter formal guide dog training at around 18 months of age. Volunteer puppy raisers recently picked up GDA’s “B” and “C” litters.

Guide Dogs of America’s “B” litter went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on June 10. The yellow Labrador Retrievers are pictured here as a group with their raisers on GDA’s campus. Pictured from left: Gardner family with Buddy; Roach family with Berlin; Shaffer Family with Breezy; Nancy Ayers picking up Brody for Lauren Amendola; Ames Family with Bristol; and Gene and Monique Newman with Brandi. The McLees Family with Bermuda are pictured at far right and second from right are special guests the Galarneau family picking up Wilson.

Guide Dogs of America’s “C” litter went home with their GDA volunteer puppy raisers on July 22. The yellow Labrador Retriever and black Labrador Retrievers are pictured here as a group with their raisers on GDA’s campus. Pictured from left: Kelly Lawrence with Chief; Allen and Beverly Adams with Bud; John Ugoretz with Captain; Karen Warloe with Colt; Kaity Taylor with Chip; and the Reinhart family with Clinton.

Pictured from left: Gardner family with Buddy; Roach family with Berlin; Shaffer Family with Breezy; Nancy Ayers picking up Brody for Lauren Amendola; Ames Family with Bristol; and Gene and Monique Newman with Brandi. The McLees Family with Bermuda are pictured at far right and second from right are special guests the Galarneau family picking up Wilson.
Guide Dogs of America’s “B” litter and their raisers
Bruce, who is being raised by Peter and Rebecca Khalil in Washington
GDA puppy-in-training Bruce
Bynum, who is being raised by Steve and Judi Hoppes in Washington
GDA puppy-in-training Bynum
Pictured from left: Kelly Lawrence with Chief; Allen and Beverly Adams with Bud; John Ugoretz with Captain; Karen Warloe with Colt; Kaity Taylor with Chip; and the Reinhart family with Clinton.
Guide Dogs of America’s “C” litter and their raisers.

GDA’s volunteer puppy raisers open their hearts and homes to our puppies and help us raise the best guide dogs possible. Learn more about GDA’s puppy raising program at https://www.guidedogsofamerica.org/programs/puppy-raising/

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 7 weeks of age until he or she is around 18 months old. If you live in Southern California, we want to hear from you!

Please contact Louise Henderson us at:
(818) 833-6441 or
LHenderson@guidedogsofamerica.org