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Monthly Giving Opportunities

Become a Monthly Supporter Today! Monthly donations provide a stable and predictable source of income, allowing us to plan and act on generosity we can count on, instead of the generosity we hope for. Did you know it can cost up to $50,000 annually to train and care for a single guide dog throughout its… Continue reading Monthly Giving Opportunities

Jeffrey and Armstrong

Meet Graduate Jeffrey Graduate Team: Jeffrey and ArmstrongAbout the Team: Armstrong, a male yellow Lab, is Jeffrey’s 4th Guiding Eyes dogLocation: Grantville, PennsylvaniaTraining: October 2023 Home Training Jeff is enjoying retirement after many years of owning and operating a furniture finishing business with his wife Lois. He takes pleasure in spending time with Lois, current… Continue reading Jeffrey and Armstrong

Joseph and Coach

Meet Graduate Joseph June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team: Joseph and CoachAbout the Team: Coach, a male yellow Lab, is Joseph’s 1st guide dogHometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Kathryn Poallo   Joseph was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lives with his very active and sharp, 90 year old grandmother.  Joseph is a musician and plays… Continue reading Joseph and Coach

Kai and Pride

Meet Graduate Kai June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:   Kai and PrideAbout the Team:  Pride, a female black & tan German Shepherd, is Kai’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Statesboro, GeorgiaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Alyssa David Kai is 19 years old and has just completed his first year at the University of Georgia, studying music theory and jazz drumset.… Continue reading Kai and Pride

Amy and Elvin

Meet Graduate Amy June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Amy and ElvinAbout the Team:  Elvin, a male black Lab is Amy’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Austin, TexasGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Allison Greenberg   Amy works for the non-profit organization, Travis Association For The Blind, Austin and Lighthouse. She is a warehouse specialist and spends her days focused… Continue reading Amy and Elvin

Elexis and Waldo

Meet Graduate Elexis June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Elexis and WaldoAbout the Team: Waldo, a male black Lab is Elexis’ 1st guide dogHometown:  Rockwell, North CarolinaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Shannon McGee Elexis is 21 years old and a student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She is working toward an associate degree in Art. Next, Elexis plans to… Continue reading Elexis and Waldo

Sydney and Vaughn

Meet Graduate Sydney June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Sydney and VaughnAbout the Team:  Vaughn, a black male Lab, is Sydney’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Larchmont, New YorkGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Allie Greenberg Sydney is a 19 year old college student who has recently received her first guide dog. Following a freshman year at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania,… Continue reading Sydney and Vaughn

Jayson and Oxford

Meet Graduate Jayson June Home TrainingGraduate Team:  Jayson and OxfordAbout the Team: Oxford, a male yellow Lab, is Jayson’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Oswego, New YorkGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Lisa Derleth   Jayson attends Ithaca College and will be entering his senior year this fall. He is majoring in Exercise Science. His studies support his favorite pastime;… Continue reading Jayson and Oxford

Our June 2022 Virtual Graduation

On Saturday June 4, 2022, members of the Guiding Eyes community gathered online for a virtual celebration. Between mid-January and mid-May 2022, a special group of individuals with vision loss joined, or returned to, our community to begin a partnership with their new guide dog.  We celebrated, not only those guide dog teams trained on… Continue reading Our June 2022 Virtual Graduation

Lu Ann and Jaedah

Meet Graduate Lu Ann May Home TrainingGraduate Team: Lu Ann and JaedahAbout the Team: Jaedah, a female yellow Lab, is Lu Ann’s 3rd Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Irving, TexasGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Nikki Wentz May Home Training Lu Ann Schmidt was recently trained alongside Jaedah, her third Guiding Eyes dog. Lu Ann and her husband Mike,… Continue reading Lu Ann and Jaedah