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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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Join GDA at Casino Night, August 4th!

Come enjoy a night out AND help support puppies who will change someone’s life. Whether you have never gambled before, or are a gambling sharp, all experience levels are welcome – gaming tutorials will be available. With your ticket you … 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

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Team Jirby’s Miracle Journey

My experience at Guide Dogs of America and receiving my Guide Dog Kirby were truly modern day miracles. My miracle journey began 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with the family eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. For those unfamiliar … Read more

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Remembering our good friend Ken Metz

Today we are saddened by the news that we have lost a dear friend of GDA. Longtime graduate Ken Metz passed away yesterday. Ken was an ambassador for our school and involved in so many different ways. He would speak … 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

April 25th is International Guide Dog Day

Please join us in celebrating International Guide Dog day – a day to honor our loyal and loving guiding eye companions, the amazing work they do and their awe-inspiring partners. Join the team at GDA in wishing everyone  a happy International … 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

Lorri Bernson with her guide dog Carter

Harnessing the Power of Independence

Laughing with a friend, a tall blonde visibly groped at her surroundings while attempting to ascend a flight of stairs at a posh, Los Angeles eatery. Witnessing the awkward-looking display, a fellow patron cast a disapproving glance and asked, “Liquid … Read more