Jaydene and Nita

Meet Graduate Jaydene Graduate Team:  Jaydene and NitaAbout the Team:  Nita, a female yellow Lab, is Jaydene’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogLocation:  Bronx, New YorkTraining: February 2023 On-Campus Jaydene is a returning graduate, having received her first guide dog, Licorice, from Guiding Eyes in 2014. She studied hospitality in Buffalo before returning to work in NYC.… Continue reading Jaydene and Nita

Graduation: Time to Celebrate

Celebrating New Partnerships Share in the joy of this moment, when our students look forward to the adventures ahead with their Guiding Eyes guide dog.  These intimate celebrations are recorded for guests interested in experiencing a Guiding Eyes graduation, but unable to join us in-person.  It is our hope that people attending graduation, whether in-person… Continue reading Graduation: Time to Celebrate

Service Animal Eye Exam

Attention Guiding Eyes Graduates: ACVO coming up in May 2023 The ACVO/Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam is a philanthropic event that provides free, ocular screening eye exams to qualified Service & Working Animals each May. These exams are provided by those members of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who choose to participate and… Continue reading Service Animal Eye Exam

Kathleen and Greeley

Meet Graduate Kathleen Graduate Team: Kathleen and GreeleyAbout the Team: Greeley, a female black Lab, is Kat’s 4th guide dog – 1st Guiding Eyes dogLocation: Bellingham, WashingtonTraining: February 2023 On-Campus Training Kathleen was born and raised in Oregon and currently resides in Washington State, not far from the Canadian border. Kat has been totally blind… Continue reading Kathleen and Greeley

John and Dora

Meet Graduate John Graduate Team: John and DoraAbout the Team: Dora, a female black Lab, is John’s 5th Guiding Eyes dogLocation: Coral Springs, FloridaTraining: January 2023 On-Campus John is a returning graduate, receiving his fifth guide dog since first being introduced to Guiding Eyes in 1982. John attended Florida Atlantic University and is a certified… Continue reading John and Dora

Dory and Fallon

Meet Graduate Dory Graduate Team:  Dory and FallonAbout the Team:  Fallon, a female black Lab is Dory’s 6th Guiding Eyes dogLocation:  Augusta, GeorgiaTraining:  January 2023 Home Training Dory is a retired nurse having served active duty in the United States Navy for 6 years. This was followed by many years in the Naval Reserves and… Continue reading Dory and Fallon

Polar Bear Run Supports Guiding Eyes

Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run an amazing success!   The 38th Annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run was held at Lake Waramaug in Connecticut, on Sunday, February 26th. The oldest winter race in the state of Connecticut became an all-volunteer effort in 2018, dedicated to the mission of raising money for Guiding Eyes for the… Continue reading Polar Bear Run Supports Guiding Eyes

Abigail and Oakley

Meet Graduate Abigail Graduate Team: Abigail and OakleyAbout the Team: Oakley, a male black lab, is Abigail’s 3rd guide dogLocation: Louisville, KentuckyTraining: January 2023 On-Campus Abigail is a vision rehabilitation therapist, teaching Braille and life skills at her state center for 12 years. Oakley joins Abigail, her husband, and an orange tabby cat, Kenzie. Abby’s… Continue reading Abigail and Oakley

Macy and Kurt

Meet Graduate Macy Graduate Team: Macy and KurtAbout the Team: Kurt, a male yellow Lab, is Macy’s first guide dogLocation: Fayetteville, ArkansasTraining:  January 2023 On-Campus Macy is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas, majoring in Music Performance. She lives off campus with roommate, Caitlyn, who happens to be her best friend and a fellow Guiding… Continue reading Macy and Kurt

Richard and Shamrock

Special Recognition: Rich and Shamrock’s training was sponsored by the Somer’s Charity Car Show honoring the Veterans, organized by the DeMarco family.  We, the DeMarco family are elated to see a veteran in need receive a guide dog. For the past 6 years, we have hosted a car show in memory of Louis DeMarco, our… Continue reading Richard and Shamrock