Celebration of Our Graduating Teams

Twice each month we celebrate our newest guide dog teams with our volunteer puppy raisers and other members of the Guiding Eyes Community. Although on-site graduation events are not open to the public at this time, these celebrations are recorded for guests unable to attend, or for those interested in sharing in the joy of… Continue reading Celebration of Our Graduating Teams

Name Our New Puppies!

It’s that time of year again: a very special litter of puppies is about to join the Guiding Eyes family, and we would like to ask you for your help in naming them! This year, each of the puppies will have a name beginning with “W.” Before we know it, these puppies will be making… Continue reading Name Our New Puppies!

Impact of a Beautiful Partnership

By Melissa Carney Community Outreach & Graduate Support Manager When one’s mission is powerful enough, its impact will touch countless lives, from the goals they set to new triumphs they share.  In May of 2016, I graduated from Guiding Eyes with my first guide dog, a male yellow Labrador named Aron. At that time, I… Continue reading Impact of a Beautiful Partnership

Mastercard’s Continuing Support

Financial Services Company, Mastercard, upholds a commitment to “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Guiding Eyes was the beneficiary of that philosophy recently when Mastercard was one of the corporate sponsors for our September Wag-A-Thon fundraiser. Their sponsorship culminated October 25th in a volunteer day on our Yorktown campus, as employees from Mastercard hailing from around… Continue reading Mastercard’s Continuing Support

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month  

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month Did you know that over 56% of Americans do not have an up-to-date estate plan?* There is no better time than the present to explore how you can create an estate plan to express your health care wishes and secure your financial future, and that of the people… Continue reading October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month  

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

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

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