One Step Ahead
The human-canine bond is powerful.
Nowhere is this more evident than in a Guiding Eyes team: a blind individual partnered with a professionally bred and superbly trained dog.
Thousands of blind and visually impaired individuals choose Guiding Eyes over other guide dog schools because of cutting-edge training programs, commitment to excellence, and dedication to our elite dogs.
Guiding Eyes dogs are special for many reasons. Through years of program development, we know that they must learn to trust people when they are very young, and that their training must begin when they are puppies.
The Guiding Eyes story starts at the Canine Development Center, as this is where we welcome our puppies into the world. Join us as we become pioneers in the guide dog field, and ensure that Guiding Eyes puppies are even smarter, more confident, and supremely prepared to provide safety and new horizons for our clients.
The Canine Development Center (the CDC) is where a pup’s future as a Guiding Eyes dog begins.
The One STEP Ahead campaign will support a comprehensive new design and expansion of this facility, located on 30 acres in Patterson, New York. This one-of-a-kind campus will provide the perfect setting for Guiding Eyes’ proprietary advanced puppy training program, entitled STEP — Successive Training and Enrichment Program.
A ground-breaking program needs a ground-breaking facility.
Share our pride and excitement as we build the most unique canine training facility in the world, a place in which we can provide loving care for our puppies and give them an outstanding start for their journeys as Guiding Eyes dogs.
We need your support
The One STEP Ahead campaign represents a defining moment in the history of canine care and training. STEP’s success is due to years of extensive, sophisticated research and represents a dramatic departure from all previous puppy training programs. The new CDC is designed to support and integrate with STEP.
Your support will build a one-of-a-kind puppy training center that will set the standard for canine organizations everywhere. The newly designed campus and facility offers many opportunities for honoring your generosity. Dedication plaques can be installed in many beautiful new spaces.
If you are interested in the project, call Nancy Lothrop at (914) 243-2211,
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.