Pups on Campus

It’s that time of year again, when the autumn air brings with it the familiar feeling of “Back to School.” But this season isn’t just for students; it’s also an exciting time for several Guiding Eyes “Pups-on-Program.” Puppies of varying ages have embarked on college campuses, attending classes, bonding with friends in dorm rooms and… Continue reading Pups on Campus

Puppy Raising – it will change your life

Aileen and released pup Paisley

From Spotify for Podcasters: Guided by Love, by Catherine FenlonAugust 2023:  Guiding Eyes Puppy RaisingGuest: Aileen King, Westchester County NY Puppy Raiser   “It will change your life, genuinely…“ We are pleased to share with you the 2nd podcast highlighting Guiding Eyes from Catherine Fenlon, a high school student and Guiding Eyes volunteer. She was introduced… Continue reading Puppy Raising – it will change your life

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

Wag With Me 2023

The WAGATHON is a cumulative marathon that you and your dog can do anywhere, at your own pace through the month of September. The ultimate goal is to hit 26.2 miles by September 30 – participation is simple, whether you run or walk a 5K, a 10K, a half or full marathon, the goal is… Continue reading Wag With Me 2023

National Dog Day 2023

Happy National Dog Day! In honor of National Dog Day, Saturday August 26th, Guiding Eyes is celebrating all dogs and the joy they bring into each of our lives. Dogs are more than pets, they are loving, loyal, and understanding beings who effortlessly make the greatest difference in the world. We would like to acknowledge… Continue reading National Dog Day 2023

RealSportsHBO Features Running Guides

Photograph by Courtesy of HBO

Guiding Eyes is excited to share that RealSports with Bryant Gumbel will air a special edition, featuring three stories highlighting how man’s best friend has impacted the world of sports. One very special episode features the Guiding Eyes Running Guides Program, represented by Thomas Panek, President and CEO, and Running Guide Specialist, Payden Hubbert. Host… Continue reading RealSportsHBO Features Running Guides

Video: Life as a Puppy Raiser

At Guiding Eyes, we recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of our dedicated volunteers, like high school English teacher and NoVA-North puppy raiser, Deborah Wydra and her husband Paul. This heartfelt 14 1/2 minute video showcases her dedication to training and socializing yellow Lab Ike, and touches on several aspects of raising a Guiding Eyes puppy.… Continue reading Video: Life as a Puppy Raiser

All in the Family – sharing the experience

Puppy raisers play a crucial role in teaching puppies basic obedience, socialization, and love. They come from all walks of life – individuals, families with kids, college students, retirees, and couples. The one thing they have in common is a love for dogs and a desire to help provide someone with a life-changing gift of… Continue reading All in the Family – sharing the experience

Volunteer’s Podcast Raises Awareness for Guiding Eyes

From Spotify for Podcasters: Guided by Love, by Catherine FenlonDecember 2022:  Guiding Eyes -Further understanding a guide dog’s lifeGuest: Maria Lazzaro, Breeding Kennel and Brood Stud Program Manager Catherine Fenlon, a 16-year-old high school student, recently completed an after-school multimedia workshop project focused on raising awareness of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. When given the assignment, she… Continue reading Volunteer’s Podcast Raises Awareness for Guiding Eyes

Graduate Spotlight: Karen and Flint

It’s an incredible experience. Sensing their intelligence and feeling how they care for you is impossible to understand unless you’ve experienced it yourself.” Karen Dewing, about working with guide dog, Flint At Guiding Eyes, we firmly believe in the transformative power of guide dogs. For individuals who are blind or adjusting to a life with… Continue reading Graduate Spotlight: Karen and Flint