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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

“Perfect 10”!

Thomas Panek and yellow Lab guide dog Ten's, team portrait.

May 27, 2024 Update: Ten’s journey to guide dog is in the New York Times for Kids! “The Newest (And Cutest!) Graduate: A Guide Dog.” (May 26th print edition) It is not uncommon to see Thomas Panek, the President and CEO of Guiding Eyes, attend a Friday afternoon graduation ceremony. He often joins in the… Continue reading “Perfect 10”!

2023 Annual Report

Throughout our 70-year history, one important thing remains the same: our dedication to connecting exceptional guide dogs with individuals for greater independence.   Explore our 2023 Annual Report to discover the significant progress we’ve made this year at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Get an inside look at how your invaluable support has driven our… Continue reading 2023 Annual Report

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is marked annually on the third Thursday of May. It’s a day that is near and dear to our mission, as it focuses on digital access and inclusion for those who live with disabilities or impairments. Creating accessible digital materials is crucial for inclusivity, especially for those with disabilities. Here are… Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024

Alex & Ballou featured on AKCtv

We are excited to share that Guiding Eyes graduate Alex, and his guide dog Ballou, recently appeared on AKC’s Good Dog TV. This series on, showcases stories of dogs and their bond with the humans who care for them, and we’re proud they chose to feature one of our incredible graduate teams. This episode… Continue reading Alex & Ballou featured on AKCtv

Visitors from Hong Kong School

Guiding Eyes is widely recognized for its exceptional knowledge-sharing practices, especially in the fields of breeding and genetics, as a global leader in these areas. Many service dog schools from all over the world have sought our guidance and training on various aspects of our processes. Our expertise includes state-of-the-art techniques in Cryogenics, as well… Continue reading Visitors from Hong Kong School

Guiding Eyes 47th Annual Golf Classic

Featuring Football Legend & Guiding Eyes Board Member Eli Manning who will be out on the course this year! Join us for a day of excellent golf, great food & prizes and, of course, amazing dogs – all in support of the inspiring mission of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. The Guiding Eyes Annual Golf… Continue reading Guiding Eyes 47th Annual Golf Classic

Molly the Hero: A Released Pup’s Remarkable Journey

In the world of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, every dog has a purpose. From guiding those with vision impairments to serving as detection dogs or therapy companions, each canine undergoes rigorous training and evaluation from an early age. Meet Molly, a shining example of resilience and heroism, whose journey exemplifies the remarkable bond between… Continue reading Molly the Hero: A Released Pup’s Remarkable Journey

Training Running Guide “Ten”

Seeing the dog and their graduate go conquer the world and be more independent and do things that they never necessarily thought they could…that’s what makes me keep going. Jolene Hollister, Foundation Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Jolene Hollister, a Guiding Eyes Foundation Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, works closely with our Running Guides Program. Extensively tested… Continue reading Training Running Guide “Ten”

National Volunteer Week 2024

As we kick off National Volunteer Week on Monday, April 21, let’s cast a well-deserved spotlight on the unsung heroes of our organization – our amazing human volunteers! While our furry friends frequently steal the show, it’s the unwavering commitment of our remarkable volunteers that truly ignites the magic within our community. We would like… Continue reading National Volunteer Week 2024