Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited guide dog school providing greater independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity.
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Support the Canine Development Center – “One Step Ahead”

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The human-canine bond is powerful.  Nowhere is this more evident than in a Guiding Eyes team: a person who is blind or visually impaired partnered with a professionally bred and superbly trained dog. 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 One STEP Ahead campaign is raising funds for 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.

The future PepsiCo Foundation Canine Development CenterConstruction on the next phase of our renovation project has begun. The new campus, soon to be named the PepsiCo Foundation Canine Development Center, is now within reach.

Join us - 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 to learn how you can help, contact Nancy Lothrop at (914) 243-2211 or via email at nlothrop@guidingeyes.org.

A black Lab puppy poses with a hard hat in front of the construction site.