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

Jessica and Cameron

Meet Graduate Jessica June On-Campus TrainingGraduate Team:  Jessica and CameronAbout the Team:  Cameron, a male black Lab, is Jessica’s 2nd guide dog from Guiding EyesHometown:  Cranston, Rhode IslandGuide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Susan Kroha Jessie returns to the Specialized Training Program after enjoying great success with her first guide dog, Parson. She enjoyed learning new skills… Continue reading Jessica and Cameron

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