Andrew and Velvet

Meet December Residential Training Graduate Andrew Graduate Team:  Andrew and Velvet About the Team:  Velvet, a female black Lab, is Andrew’s 1st guide dog Hometown:  Newington, Connecticut Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Louise Thompson Andrew returns to Guiding Eyes for his first guide dog, having been part of a puppy raising family when he was young.… Continue reading Andrew and Velvet

Peter and Fredo

Meet December Home Training Graduate Peter Graduate Team: Peter and Fredo About the Team: Fredo, a male black Lab, is Peter’s 7th Guiding Eyes dog Hometown:  Columbia, Missouri Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Melinda Angstrom Peter and his guide dog Fredo live in Columbia, Missouri. Orginally from Pleasantville, NY, Peter has traveled a unique journey working… Continue reading Peter and Fredo

Linda and Libby

Meet December Home Training Graduate Linda Graduate Team:  Linda and Libby About the Team:  Libby, a female black Lab, is Linda’s 9th guide dog Hometown:  Albany, New York Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Ben Cawley Linda is originally from Michigan and attended Michigan University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in General Studies and her Law… Continue reading Linda and Libby

Susan and Topper

Meet December Home Training Graduate Susan Graduate Team:  Susan and Topper About the Team:  Topper, a male black Lab is Susan’s 7th guide dog and 6th from Guiding Eyes Hometown:  Indianapolis, Indiana Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Miranda Beckmann Susan is a retired government worker and maintains a busy volunteer schedule. Whether singing in her church… Continue reading Susan and Topper

Quameisha and Waylon

Meet December Residential Training Graduate Quameisha Graduate Team:  Quameisha and Waylon About the Team:  Waylon, a male yellow Lab, is Meisha’s 1st guide dog Hometown:  Raleigh, North Carolina Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Amy DiPalo Meisha graduated from the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in 2010. She comes to Guiding Eyes for her first guide… Continue reading Quameisha and Waylon

Dana and Topaz

Meet November Residential Training Graduate Dana Graduate Team: Dana and Topaz About the Team: Topaz, a female yellow Lab, is Dana’s 1st guide dog Hometown:  Greenville, South Carolina Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Judith DeMaria Dana was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Texas, Austin… Continue reading Dana and Topaz

Mary and Odie

Meet December Residential Training Graduate Mary Graduate Team: Mary and Odie About the Team: Odie, a male black Lab, is Mary’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dog Hometown:  DeKalb, Illinois Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Louise Thompson Mary was formerly a kindergarten teacher at a childhood center. She now focuses her time on giving back with her volunteer… Continue reading Mary and Odie

Thomas Panek & Blaze – Nike NYC Video

Thomas Panek, Guiding Eyes for the Blind President & CEO, takes us on a sensory journey of what it feels like to run with his guide dog Blaze in New York City. The story was brought to life by Nike NYC using beautiful videography and illustrations.   View this post on Instagram   A post… Continue reading Thomas Panek & Blaze – Nike NYC Video

Angela and Vincent

Meet November Residential Training Graduate Angela Graduate Team:  Angela and Vincent About the Team: Vincent, a male black Lab is Angie’s 5th Guiding Eyes dog Hometown:  Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Michelle Tang Angie is a returning Guiding Eyes graduate, grateful to be matched to her fifth guide dog, Vincent. She describes herself as… Continue reading Angela and Vincent

Karlee and Pancho

Meet November Residential Training Graduate Karlee Graduate Team: Karlee and Pancho About the Team: Pancho, a male black Lab, is Karlee’s 1st guide dog Hometown: El Paso, Texas Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Michelle Tang Karlee is a senior in an Early College High School dual credit program in El Paso, Texas. In June of 2022… Continue reading Karlee and Pancho