Celebration of Our Graduating Teams

Twice each month we celebrate our newest guide dog teams with our volunteer puppy raisers and other members of the Guiding Eyes Community. Although on-site graduation events are not open to the public at this time, these celebrations are recorded for guests unable to attend, or for those interested in sharing in the joy of… Continue reading Celebration of Our Graduating Teams

Catherine and Griffin

Meet Graduate Catherine Graduate Team:  Catherine and GriffinAbout the Team:  Griffin, a male yellow Lab is Catherine’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Bangor, MaineTraining:  November 2022 On-Campus Catherine studied at the University of Maine, earning three bachelor’s degrees. At the Orono campus she studied Human Nutrition and at the Farmington campus she earned degrees in English and… Continue reading Catherine and Griffin

Thomas and Oscar

Meet Graduate Thomas Graduate Team:  Thomas and OscarAbout the Team:  Oscar, a male black Lab, is Thomas’ 1st guide dogHometown:  Monroeton, PennsylvaniaTraining:  November 2022 On-Campus Thomas is enjoying retired life on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, often going out on walks with his wife and granddaughters on the path around their property or the rail… Continue reading Thomas and Oscar

In-Studio with Fox5 on Giving Tuesday

We are pleased to share that on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, Guiding Eyes for the Blind was featured on Fox5,  broadcast live from their studio in the heart of New York City. In the segment, Guiding Eyes’ CEO Thomas Panek shared Guiding Eyes’ mission, along with the importance and impact of the organization. He detailed… Continue reading In-Studio with Fox5 on Giving Tuesday

Paul and Collin

Meet Graduate Paul Graduate Team: Paul and CollinAbout the Team: Collin, a female yellow Lab, is Paul’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Parma, OhioTraining: November 2022 On-Campus Training Paul was born and raised in Ohio and currently lives “a stone’s throw” from Cleveland. His first guide dog, Leonard, was retired after eight and a half years… Continue reading Paul and Collin

Kimberly and Kiwi

Meet Graduate Kimberly   Graduate Team:  Kimberly and KiwiAbout the Team:  Kiwi, a female black Lab, is Kimberly’s 5th guide from Guiding EyesHometown:  Overland Park, KansasTraining: October 2022 Home Training   Kimberly resides in the metropolitan Kansas City area. She earned her undergraduate degree from Baker University, a small liberal arts college in Baldwin City, KS.… Continue reading Kimberly and Kiwi

Kira and Ferrari

Meet Graduate Kira Graduate Team: Kira and FerrariAbout the Team: Ferrari, a male black Lab, is Kira’s 1st guide dogHometown: Chicago, IllinoisTraining: October 2022 Home Training Kira relocated from Nashville, Tennessee to Chicago three years ago, looking for the more accessible, navigable environment that a big city offers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Integrated… Continue reading Kira and Ferrari

Name Our New Puppies!

It’s that time of year again: a very special litter of puppies is about to join the Guiding Eyes family, and we would like to ask you for your help in naming them! This year, each of the puppies will have a name beginning with “W.” Before we know it, these puppies will be making… Continue reading Name Our New Puppies!

Kimberly and Dahlia

Meet Graduate Kimberly Graduate Team: Kimberly and DahliaAbout the Team: Dahlia, a yellow female Lab, is Kimberly’s 4th Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Washington, D.C.Training: October 2022 Home Training Kimberly received her first guide dog from Guiding Eyes twenty years ago when she was eighteen. Kimberly grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Wake… Continue reading Kimberly and Dahlia

Christian and Gabe

Meet Graduate Christian Graduate Team:  Christian and GabeAbout the Team:  Gabe, a male yellow Lab, is Christian’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Schenectady, New YorkTraining: October 2022 Home Training Christian was born and raised in San Diego, CA, but moved to upstate New York in 2017, not only for a change in his life direction, but… Continue reading Christian and Gabe