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Candice and Charlotte

Meet Graduate Candice Graduate Team:   Candice and CharlotteAbout the Team:   Charlotte, a female black Lab, is Candice’s first guide dogLocation:   Seneca Falls, New YorkTraining:  November 2023 On-Campus Candice obtained a degree from Finger Lakes Community College and is employed at the Finger Lakes Textile Mill, which makes winter military hats as well as other products.… Continue reading Candice and Charlotte

Kira and Kona

Meet Graduate Kira Graduate Team: Kira and KonaAbout the Team: Kona, a female black lab, is Kira’s 2nd guide dogLocation: Chicago, IllinoisTraining: November 2023 On-Campus Kira received her bachelor’s degree in integrated studies with a focus in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University and moved to Chicago in search of a more accessible and navigable… Continue reading Kira and Kona

Guide Dog Cobey

Meet Guide Dog Cobey DOB:  6/24/2021Litter ID: 6CC21Color/Breed: Black/Labrador RetrieverGender: MaleBrood: FendiStud: ElrodLittermates: Casey, Chloe, Cypress, Cuba, Colette, ChiRegion:  Eastern CT, Southwestern CTRegional Puppy Instructor: Maureen HollisPuppy Raiser:  Sue & John Beatty, Heiko & Susan Johannsen, The Johansen FamilyFacebook: Eastern CT Puppy RaisersFacebook: Southwestern CT Puppy Raisers From the Puppy Raiser… We first met Cobey when his initial puppy raisers went… Continue reading Guide Dog Cobey

Guide Dog Neon

Meet Guide Dog Neon DOB:  8/11/2021Litter ID: 7NN21Color/Breed:  Black/Labrador RetrieverGender: FemaleBrood: GibbyStud: FinnLittermates: Nathan, Nikki, Nelson, Ned, NestleRegion:  North CarolinaRegional Puppy Instructor: Kerry LemerisePuppy Raiser:  The Behringer FamilyFacebook: North Carolina Puppy Raisers From the Puppy Raiser… Neon is our little peanut. She came to us at 8 weeks old, tiny, full of spunk, and energy. Neon loved her sister (Lucia)… Continue reading Guide Dog Neon

Sandra and Elliott

Meet Graduate Sandra Graduate Team: Sandra and ElliottAbout the Team: Elliott, a male black Lab, is Sandy’s 1st guide dogHometown:  Greensboro, North CarolinaTraining: November 2023 Home Training Sandy is a first time guide dog handler, settling into life with Elliott.  She retired from her position as account clerk for the Greensboro Public Library System, where… Continue reading Sandra and Elliott

Shari and Wella

Meet Graduate Shari Graduate Team:  Shari and WellaAbout the Team:  Wella, a female black Lab, is Shari’s 4th Guiding Eyes guide dogLocation:  Tucson, ArizonaTraining: November 2023 Home Training Shari is a busy professional and philanthropist. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Arizona and has her own psycho-therapy practice. Shari co-authored the book:… Continue reading Shari and Wella

Michael and Emerson

Meet Graduate Michael Graduate Team:  Michael and EmersonAbout the Team:  Emerson, a male black Lab, is Michael’s 3rd guide dogLocation: Manorville, New York Training: November 2023 On-Campus Michael returns to Guiding Eyes for his third guide dog, Emerson, after the retirement of his previous guide, Payson. Mike lives on Long Island and is a graduate of… Continue reading Michael and Emerson

Deborrah and Dixie

Meet Graduate Deborrah Graduate Team: Deborrah and DixieAbout the Team: Dixie, a female German shepherd, is Deborrah’s 3rd guide dog, (1st Guiding Eyes)Location: Riverside, CaliforniaTraining: September 2023 On-Campus Deborrah has been an educational public speaker in her local community since 1998, when she first became a guide dog handler. In 2006, she also began educating… Continue reading Deborrah and Dixie

Joshua and Quinn

Meet Graduate Joshua Graduate Team: Joshua and QuinnAbout the Team: Quinn, a male black Lab, is Josh’s 1st guide dogHometown: Woodbury, MinnesotaTraining: November 2023 Home Training Joshua lives in Minnesota, near the border of Wisconsin, in a suburb of St. Paul-Twin Cities with his parents and younger brother. He is thrilled to have been paired… Continue reading Joshua and Quinn

Linda and Edamame

Meet Graduate Linda Graduate Team:   Linda and EdamameAbout the Team:   Edamame, a black female Lab, is Linda’s 8th guide dog but 1st Guiding EyesLocation:   Orlando, FloridaTraining:  November 2023 Home Training Linda was born in Oxford, England where she was diagnosed as legally blind at birth. Her family moved to the United States when she was… Continue reading Linda and Edamame