Graduate Team Faye and Buska

 In 2021 Graduations, Graduations, News & Events

Meet June Residential Training Graduate Faye

Graduate Faye and guide Bushka take a break during training in White PlainsGraduate Team:  Faye and Bushka
About the Team:  Bushka, a female yellow Lab, is Faye’s 3rd Guiding Eyes dog
Hometown:  Detroit, Michigan
Guide Dog Mobility Instructor:  Alyssa David (June Residential Class)

Faye has been a guide dog user for many years. She is retired and lives in the bustling city of Detroit, Michigan. She enjoys the independence a guide dog provides, even if only navigating everyday life close to home. Faye looks forward to future days out and about with Bushka, experiencing confident and independent travel.

Meet Guide Dog Buska

  • DOB:  1/6/2019
  • Tattoo ID:  4J19
  • Color/Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever
  • Gender: Female
  • Brood: Ivory
  • Stud:  Kennedy
  • Littermates:  Breeze, Buttons, Brindy, Berta, Bailey, Britta, Betsy, Beatrix, Brooklyn, Bloom
  • Region: Orange County
  • Regional Manager: Elizabeth Vacchiano (Bethany Oliver, Maureen Hollis)
  • Puppy Raiser:  The Rauschenbach Family
  • Facebook:  Guiding Eyes Orange County Puppy Raisers
Guide dog Bushka

Special Recognition:
Bushka was special named by Suzie and Bruce Kovner and was also a Pathfinder pup.

Bushka’s greatest strength was staying focused while walking. She improved so much with checking in and ignoring distractions such as dogs or people. During a Walk and Talk evaluation, we were at the mall and a young child ran up behind Bushka and grabbed her tail. She completely ignored him and continued walking forward. It did not phase her at all. Bushka loved to go on car rides to Starbucks and get a Pupcup and she also loved visiting Home Depot and checking out all the different underfootings. I enjoyed the connection I made with Bushka the most. She has the sweetest personality and is always ready to give love. I also enjoyed her attitude. She was very confident and always ready to learn something new. She picked up new commands quickly and with some practice she had them perfect. I am so happy that Bushka is going to have such an amazing impact on someone’s life. She is the best dog and I wish her and her partner the best!


Lizzi Rauschenbach, Puppy Raiser of Bushka

Enjoy these photos of the team and Bushka as a pup on program…

Meet our other recent guide dog team graduates. Click here!

Friends and Family:  Watch this video to learn more about  Working with a Guide Dog Team.

Graduate Ashley with guide dog PendletonGrad Catherine and guide dog Vesey