Vivian and Emmylou

Meet Graduate Vivian Graduate Team:  Vivian and EmmylouAbout the Team:  Emmylou, a female black Lab, is Vivian’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogLocation: Fall River, MassachusettsTraining: February 2023 On-Campus Training Vivian returns to Guiding Eyes for her second guide dog, Emmylou, having retired Sas, her guide dog since 2014. She is currently a student, studying online at… Continue reading Vivian and Emmylou

Marianne and Enya

Meet Graduate Marianne Graduate Team: Marianne and EnyaAbout the Team: Enya, a female black Lab, is Marianne’s 4th guide dogLocation: Clearfield, UtahTraining: March 2023 On-Campus Marianne’s occupation is focused on helping people with disabilities. She is a case worker for The Health and Human Services department for the state of Utah. Marianne enjoys her local… Continue reading Marianne and Enya

Jessica and Uber

Meet Graduate Jessica Graduate Team:  Jessica and UberAbout the Team:  Uber, a male yellow Lab, is Jessica’s 1st guide dogLocation: Irwin, PennsylvaniaTraining: April 2023 Home Training Jessica is a graduate of her local high school and enjoys being active. Some of her favorite athletic activities include bowling, golf, basketball and track and field events. Jessica… Continue reading Jessica and Uber

Dirk and Fernando

Meet Graduate Dirk Graduate Team: Dirk and FernandoAbout the Team: Fernando, a male black Lab, is Dirk’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Red Level, AlabamaTraining: March 2023 On-Campus  Dirk was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey. He has been married to his wife Claire for 43 years and they live in southern Alabama, about 70… Continue reading Dirk and Fernando

Puppy Raising: Fulfilling a Destiny

“When I speak to people about raising puppies, they often say that they would not be able to give the puppy up, but I look at puppy raising as an opportunity to help provide a resource to people with need. I look at these puppies and they have been bred and raised for the work… Continue reading Puppy Raising: Fulfilling a Destiny

Guiding Eyes 46th Annual Golf Classic

Featuring Football Legend & Guiding Eyes Board Member Eli Manning who will be out on the course this year! Join us for a day of excellent golf, great food & prizes and, of course, amazing dogs – all in support of the inspiring mission of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. The Guiding Eyes Annual Golf… Continue reading Guiding Eyes 46th Annual Golf Classic

Raiser Celebration Day

In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Guiding Eyes hosted its first Raiser Celebration Day on Friday, April 21st at the Training School in Yorktown Heights, NY. Turnout was impressive, with 117 Guiding Eyes puppy raisers and family members arriving from Virginia to Ohio and regions in between. The weather cooperated with sunny, blue skies and… Continue reading Raiser Celebration Day

International Guide Dog Day

One might assume that every day at Guiding Eyes is guide dog day, and that is certainly true, but on the last Wednesday in April people around the world pay tribute to the dogs who do this impressive work. International Guide Dog Day is today, April 26, 2023, and Guiding Eyes celebrates all our exceptional… Continue reading International Guide Dog Day

NASDAQ Opening Bell for International Guide Dog Day

The morning of Tuesday April 25, 2023 is an exciting day for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. The organization’s President and CEO, Thomas Panek was honored to participate in the iconic Bell Ringing ceremony in the heart of Times Square.  While most ceremonies are hosted by newly publicly traded companies, NASDAQ will occasionally invite non-profit… Continue reading NASDAQ Opening Bell for International Guide Dog Day

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