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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

Our Mission

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a dynamic place where experience and innovation combine to provide the best guide dogs and instruction in the world. The expertise of Guiding Eyes’ caring and professional staff and our individualized programs have led to the pairing of over 10,000 guide dog teams. Our commitment to addressing the individual… Continue reading Our Mission

National Dog Day: Me and My Guide Dog

National Dog Day is August 26th, and to celebrate, we’re going to give you a better feel for our guide dogs’ unique personalities from people who know them well: our graduates. While guide dogs are loyal, hard workers when in their harnesses, it’s important to remember that they are also life-long companions who love to… Continue reading National Dog Day: Me and My Guide Dog

Janet and Theodore

Meet Graduate Janet July On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Janet and TheodoreAbout the Team: Theodore, a male yellow Lab, is Janet’s 4th Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Michelle Tang Janet is a recent retiree after a 40-year career with an insurance company, providing clerical support. Janet got her first guide dog from Guiding… Continue reading Janet and Theodore

Guiding Eyes Featured at Iconic NASDAQ Bell Ringing Ceremony

The morning of Friday August 12, 2022 brings an auspicious and exciting first for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. The organization 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 organizations, such as… Continue reading Guiding Eyes Featured at Iconic NASDAQ Bell Ringing Ceremony

Victoria and Colonel

Meet Graduate Victoria July Home TrainingGraduate Team:  Victoria and ColonelAbout the Team:  Colonel, a male yellow Lab, is Victoria’s 5th Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Arvada, ColoradoGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Melissa Smith   Victoria is married and has 2 adult children. She enjoys her career as a massage therapist and is looking forward to returning to her practice with… Continue reading Victoria and Colonel

Nicole and Hedwig

Meet Graduate Nicole June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team: Nicole and HedwigAbout the Team: Hedwig, a female black German Shepherd, is Nicole’s 7th guide dogHometown: Sonoma, California Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Kathryn Poallo   Nicole is a native Californian, who was born in San Francisco and has lived in Sonoma for the past thirty eight years. Her visual… Continue reading Nicole and Hedwig

Ralph and Cannon

Meet Graduate Ralph July Home TrainingGraduate Team: Ralph and CannonAbout the Team: Cannon, a male black Lab, is Ralph’s 1st guide dogHometown: Pompton Plains, New JerseyGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Kathryn Poallo  Ralph, 75 years young and a lifelong bachelor, worked for his own leasing and finance company until his retirement 7 years ago. Around the… Continue reading Ralph and Cannon

Carmen and Tommy

Meet Graduate Carmen July Home TrainingGraduate Team:  Carmen and TommyAbout the Team:  Tommy, a male black Lab, is Carmen’s 3rd Guiding Eyes dogHometown:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Michael Goehring  Carmen is married and has a grown daughter and son in their twenties. She earned diplomas in X-ray Technology and Ultrasound Technology, before losing… Continue reading Carmen and Tommy

Sara and Humor

Meet Graduate Sara July On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team: Sara and HumorAbout the Team: Humor, a female yellow Lab, is Sara’s 6th guide dogHometown:  Amherst, New YorkGuide Dog Mobility Instructor: Michelle Tang   Sara loves to help people, and one way she does so is by sewing pillows that she donates to her church, where she is an… Continue reading Sara and Humor