Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss, as well as service dogs to children with autism.
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If you’ve never been to a Guiding Eyes graduation, we urge you to join us at one – or at several, as do many of our supporters. Graduations mark the beginning of our students’ new lives with their Guiding Eyes dogs. These moving ceremonies also salute the hundreds of volunteers who raise our puppies and provide loving homes for our broods and studs – these generous and selfless individuals represent humanity at its best.

All graduations take place on Saturdays at the Headquarters and Training Center in Yorktown Heights, New York at 1:30 PM. A slideshow of the class and their work begins at 1:15 PM.

Click here to watch this month’s graduation ceremony LIVE from YouTube!


Watch previous graduations – on the Guiding Eyes YouTube page.

Biographies of our recent graduates
Image of April 2009 graduates and dogs seated at graduation

2015 Dates

January 31
February 28
March 28
May 2
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 19
October 17
November 14
December 12

Volunteers whose efforts are represented by a graduation will be notified prior to the appropriate ceremony.

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