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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

Animal Cracker Podcast: Rebekah Cross

Guiding Eyes is pleased to announce that Rebekah Cross, our Director of Donor Relations, was featured on The Animal Cracker Podcast with Dr. Doug Willen. Rebekah is also a graduate, partnered with a loveable black Lab named Regal. You can find the episode on Dr. Doug Willen’s YouTube channel here, or listen to it on… Continue reading Animal Cracker Podcast: Rebekah Cross

Heart of America Feature on CBS News

CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell recently showcased Guiding Eyes for the Blind and its President and CEO, Thomas Panek in its segment, “Heart of America”. This daily feature recognizes remarkable individuals who inspire and bring hope from all corners of America. The Guiding Eyes community is honored to have been selected as the positive… Continue reading Heart of America Feature on CBS News

Monthly Giving Opportunities

Become a Monthly Supporter Today! Monthly donations provide a stable and predictable source of income, allowing us to plan and act on generosity we can count on, instead of the generosity we hope for. Did you know it can cost up to $50,000 annually to train and care for a single guide dog throughout its… Continue reading Monthly Giving Opportunities

Celebrate National Puppy Day 2024!

To celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23, we’re delighted to present ten adorable puppies, each accompanied by a dedicated puppy raiser. This year, we’re showcasing their journeys by unveiling their Facebark profiles. Here, you can read about their growth and learning experiences alongside their volunteer puppy raisers as they progress on their path to becoming… Continue reading Celebrate National Puppy Day 2024!

Traveling the World with a Guide Dog

Guiding Eyes is thrilled to announce that Travel + Leisure magazine has featured an interview with President and CEO, Thomas Panek. The article titled “I’ve Been Legally Blind for Decades — Here’s What It’s Like to Travel the World on My Own”, talks about Thomas’ personal experiences of traveling with a guide dog over the… Continue reading Traveling the World with a Guide Dog

Successful Polar Bear Run for Guiding Eyes

Update:  Sunday, February 25th was a beautiful sunny day and the 39th Annual Lake Waramaug Polar Bear Run was an amazing success! This year there was a record turnout of 607 finishers, and $10,039. was raised for Guiding Eyes for the Blind!  We are so grateful for this event and those that support it. Since… Continue reading Successful Polar Bear Run for Guiding Eyes

Raising Ralphie – a Podcast

From Spotify for Podcasters: Guided by Love, by Catherine FenlonFebruary 2024:  Guiding Eyes Puppy Raising with Mindy & EmilyGuest: Mindy and Emily Lipsey, Baltimore Puppy Raisers We are pleased to share with you another podcast from Catherine Fenlon, her 3rd highlighting Guiding Eyes. Currently a junior in high school, Catherine was introduced to podcasting in an… Continue reading Raising Ralphie – a Podcast

Adorable Valentine Puppies Alert

And the winner is… BUBBLES!   Hi – Bubbles here! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we love this holiday because it’s a great excuse for us to spread some puppy love while being our adorable selves! A difficult decision is causing a commotion in our litter! Which photo do we use on our Valentine’s… Continue reading Adorable Valentine Puppies Alert

Gucci & Fendi: Pups Making Their Mark

The Farber family has been an integral part of Guiding Eyes since 2013 when they first came to adopt a family pet. Their journey began with Cobey, a medical release pup, who quickly became a beloved member of their family. When Cobey sadly passed away in 2018, they joined the Brood/Stud Program, becoming fosters for… Continue reading Gucci & Fendi: Pups Making Their Mark