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Celebrating Lions 2022

On September 28th, Guiding Eyes was pleased to host members of Lion’s Club International at our Yorktown campus, celebrating their decades-long partnership and ongoing generosity. On a beautiful autumn day, activities began with a reception at the Carriage House and continued out on the Nature Path, in Alumni Hall, the Kennel and Vet Hospital. Lions… Continue reading Celebrating Lions 2022

Lenore and Hachi

Meet Graduate Lenore August On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Lenore and HachiAbout the Team:  Hachi, a male yellow Lab, is Lenore’s 2nd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Sacramento, CaliforniaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Andrea Martine  Lenore is married and she and her husband have two adult children. She holds an associate of arts degree in computer science from Ohlone College… Continue reading Lenore and Hachi

Caterina and Filo

Meet Graduate Caterina August On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Caterina and FiloAbout the Team:  Filo, a male yellow Lab, is Caterina’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Maitland, FloridaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Andrea Martine   Caterina is deafblind and comes to Guiding Eyes’ Specialized Training Program for her first guide dog, Filo. She lives with her family in Florida and is… Continue reading Caterina and Filo

Laura Fricker, Puppy Raiser Highlight

❝ Being a Puppy Raiser is so important, because I’m able to support a community that is so special to me. Many of my students will rely on guide dogs later in life, and I’m thankful I have the opportunity to be involved in raising future guide dogs. ❞ Laura Fricker, Richmond Region Puppy Raiser… Continue reading Laura Fricker, Puppy Raiser Highlight

Our “GMA3: What You Need to Know” Spot

We are pleased to share that on Friday, September 2nd, Guiding Eyes for the Blind was featured on GMA3: What You Need to Know, an extension of ABC’s national morning show Good Morning America. In the segment, Guiding Eyes’ CEO Thomas Panek shared Guiding Eyes’ mission, along with the importance and impact of the organization.… Continue reading Our “GMA3: What You Need to Know” Spot

Tonia and Sassy

Meet Graduate Tonia June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:   Tonia and SassyAbout the Team:  Sassy, a female black Lab, is Tonia’s 2nd Guide DogHometown:   Louisville, KentuckyGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:   Shannon McGee  Tonia is married and lives in Kentucky. Sassy is her second guide dog, but the first from Guiding Eyes.  In her role as an Assistive Technology… Continue reading Tonia and Sassy

Justin and Ursula

Meet Graduate Justin August Home TrainingGraduate Team: Justin and UrsulaAbout the Team: Ursula, a female black Lab, is Justin’s 1st guide dogHometown: Brookline, MassachusettsGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Kathy Rooney Justin is 24 years old and from Brookline, Massachusetts, a part of the greater Boston metropolitan area. Blind since birth with moderate hearing loss, he comes to… Continue reading Justin and Ursula

Barbara and Quasar

Meet Graduate Barbara July Home TrainingGraduate Team:   Barbara and QuasarAbout the Team:  Quasar, a male black Lab, is Barbara’s 3rd Guiding Eyes dogHometown: Kennett Square, PennsylvaniaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Andrea Martine   Barbara has been a widow for twelve years, but she and her husband were blessed with of 2 daughters, 3 sons, and now 20+… Continue reading Barbara and Quasar

Alexis and Kathleen

Meet Graduate Alexis June Home TrainingGraduate Team: Alexis and Kathleen (Luna)About the Team: Kathleen, a female black Lab, is Lexie’s 1st Guide Dog   Hometown: East Greenwich, Rhode IslandGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Kathy Rooney Lexie is a semi-retired registered nurse practicing as a certified diabetes educator. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Simmons… Continue reading Alexis and Kathleen

Lauren and Austin

Meet Graduate Lauren July On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team: Lauren and AustinAbout the Team: Austin, a male yellow Lab, is Lauren’s 1st guide dogHometown: St. Louis Park, MinnesotaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Chelsea Gerhan  Lauren lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with her husband Mike, their 7-year-old Lucas, their shih-tzu Dexter, and four Guinea pigs named Mocha, Midnight, Mollie,… Continue reading Lauren and Austin