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Eyes on Success talks with Thomas Panek, president of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, about a new skill for which his organization is training dogs – running with their blind owners. www.eyesonsuccess.net/eos_1752_podcast.mp3
Listen to Guiding Eyes for the Blind President and CEO Thomas Panek discusses pros and cons of working with a guide dog and how Guiding Eyes trains its guide dogs in an interview on Eyes on Success: www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_1751_podcast.mp3
My wish for all of the graduates from the past, in the future, and those sitting here today is that with the new four legs that will now lead you, that the world becomes bigger, your feeling of independence soars, and that you find everything overflowing with beauty. You are all an inspiration! Congratulations […]
Dear Graduates, Guiding Eyes is pleased to announce the launch of the Access Hotline for our graduates. The hotline is available 24/7 and provides real-time assistance in resolving situations in which access is being denied by establishments, transportation, or other services. The hotline is also available for questions about access laws or situations. Graduates with […]
Take a look at a day in the life of our puppy center! Watch Halo’s puppies – Lopez, Liam, Layla, Lava, Lexa and Lima – play, snooze, romp, and tumble. At five weeks old, these adorable furballs are just the stress-relief you need. Get lost in PuppyCam! Thanks to a Guiding Eyes […]
Congratulations to the graduates! We send our warmest wishes to you as you celebrate this day. –Blessings from The Doolittle Family Foundation In Memory of Mary Marchand, loving mother. –Paul Marchand We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Cindy & […]
For many of our supporters, it makes tax sense to contribute appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds held over a year) to Guiding Eyes rather than cash. A $10,000 cash gift and a gift of appreciated stock worth $10,000 both generate the same tax deduction—and both result in the same generous gift to our […]
After the Storm with My Guide Dog “It’s a gentle dance of trusted partners.” By Kristin van Ogtrop After years of training, a Guiding Eyes for the Blind guide dog is accustomed to handling all sorts of challenges: uneven sidewalks, escalators, crowds. But a Category 5 hurricane? Not so much. Still, that is what Koala, […]
Congratulations to the puppy raisers, trainers, and the graduates of the November class. Your new canine partners will be tremendous additions to your lives. Kudos as well to the dedicated and tireless kennel staff. –Larry Kaiser In loving memory of devoted puppy raiser, Paul Cross, and in honor of Ito and his partner. Congratulations […]
Congratulations to all October graduates! May your future journeys together be filled with trust, joy, and mutual love. We wish you all the best. –John and Lynn Dillon We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: A Richard & […]
In Loving Memory of Alma Catsman We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Allan & Orion Amber & Vega Brooklyn & Hilton Cassondra & Cal Cheryl & Verdi Evan & Fiedler Lee & Tex Mark & Arlo Martha & Claus […]
“Congratulations to the new guide dog teams on this graduation day. The Woman’s Club of Danbury/New Fairfield is proud to be a sponsor for the wonderful work that Guiding Eyes for the Blind accomplishes.” The Woman’s Club of Danbury/New Fairfield In grateful remembrance of Alvin and Wendy Nevins. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support […]
Artificial intelligence helps determine which puppies can serve the blind. YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — If there are two things that seem to be polar opposites, it’s the warm exuberance of puppies and the cold intelligence of a supercomputer like IBM’s Watson.
Congratulations to the July 2017 graduating teams. Our sponsorship is in loving memory of our parents: Mildred and Edward Foley and Marjorie and Willard Flynn, who had a lifelong commitment to community service. We also honor the GEB Brood Stud Program and thank them for the opportunity to foster broods Halsa and Evita. Halsa’s pup […]
Guiding Eyes Dogs Give the Gift of Freedom Every Day! For 1,000 proud Americans across this country, every day is Independence Day — our loyal Guiding Eyes dogs help people who are blind achieve freedom and independence. As you celebrate the 4th of July and the birth of our nation, please take a moment […]
Congratulations to all the June graduates. Our donation to Guiding Eyes is in loving memory of our dearest Alli Cimring, who also dedicated her life to helping others with physical and emotional disabilities. With this gift we hope to honor her noble work, her love for dogs, and continue her legacy of giving. Zimmet Healthcare […]
Sunday, June 18, 2017, Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there, both canine and human! Hunter the proud father spending time with his son Kansas! Father’s Day comes once a year, and here at Guiding Eyes for the Blind we need your help to celebrate our very special doggie Dads! Every […]
We are delighted to be part of this most worthwhile celebration. Colleen & Marc Schain It is a privilege to help sponsor this outstanding program. Orman “Skip” Leighton, DVM We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Anthony & Hilda Ben […]
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic Celebrating 40 years! Register below for cocktails & dinner, hole sponsor and journal opportunities. All sponsorship levels, Titanium, Platinum, Diamond, Gold must be purchased by contacting Tricia at HRG 914-761-7111 / Tricia@HRGinc.net
ACVO REGISTRATION INFORMATION The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists cordially invite your service animal to receive a complimentary, no-strings-attached, eye examination screening conducted by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists participating in the 10th annual “ACVO National Service Animal Eye Examination” event will donate their time to provide free examinations across the US and Canada […]
Amazing Continuing Education Seminar Weekend by Pam Hogle. I spent a recent weekend at an event that brought together guide dog teams, puppy raisers, and trainers, all from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York-based organization.
Congratulations and tail wags to all the graduates from the students of Burr Elementary School in Fairfield, CT. Our sponsorship is dedicated to Cora Martin and Donna Henkel for teaching our school about the importance of guide dogs and for inspiring us to help Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Industrial Water Technologies, Inc. would like […]
Guiding Eyes for the Blind thanks its volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2017.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind handlers form bonds with dogs Members of Guiding Eyes for the Blind talk about the relationships they’ve formed with their puppies and what it will be like when they graduate from the program.
“Bark at the Moon” fundraiser benefitting Guiding Eyes for the Blind! Buy your Bark at the Moon Tickets!
Pam + Maida = Running Team Pamaida Seeks Your Support! Approximately one year ago, after 12 years without running in my life I was matched with Maida, a 2 year old, black and tan German shepherd. I never dreamed I would be able to run again let alone run whenever I wanted to without having […]
Congratulations graduates! Enjoy continuing to grow as a team and exploring the world with your new guides! – Guiding Eyes at Cornell Congratulations to TEAM DENNIS! May you have many safe and happy adventures together. Thank you to Ruth and Larry McConnelee for their dedication and commitment to raising over 20 puppies for Guiding Eyes. […]
An important PSA about interacting with guide dogs. This video is made by graduate Richard Hunter’s daughter and features Guiding Eyes Klinger. Please share this important message!
Continuing Education Seminar. Click here to learn more about this weekend-long seminar and register.
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Longtime community advocate, volunteer, supporter and released dog owner Karen Maulen is excited to let everyone know that her daughter Carolyne will be fundraising for Guiding Eyes for the Blind this upcoming weekend. Click here to support 2017 Basketball Shootout.
Emergency Services Fuel Corporation and friends would like to congratulate the graduating teams for February 2017. Special thanks to the staff, volunteers, and puppy raisers of Guiding Eyes for producing such extraordinary dogs. Best of luck to all of you. – Ed and Joseph Dunckelman and Lisa Sinatra, volunteers and proud foster family of Vito […]
Help the blind by caring for their trusted guides. 3 check-ins provide a bowl of food for a guide dog in training.
Kudos to the dedicated team of instructors and to all the extraordinary puppy raisers. Best of luck to the graduates! Your new canine partners will be tremendous additions to your lives. – Larry Kaiser We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking […]
Don’t Run Away From An Opportunity—Put Your Appreciated Securities to Work For Yourself and Guiding Eyes for the BlindPosted 8th December 2016
For many of our supporters, it makes tax sense to contribute appreciated securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds held over a year) to Guiding Eyes rather than cash. A $10,000 cash gift and a gift of appreciated stock worth $10,000 both generate the same tax deduction. But the stock donation has an additional benefit— because […]
In Loving Memory of Helen Souza-loving mother, Gram and Babcia. Mr. Paul Marchand is the proud sponsor of the December 2016 Guiding Eyes graduating class. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Bruce and Fleming Christine and Flannel Donna and […]
A tax incentive known as the IRA Charitable Rollover enables our friends to support Guiding Eyes through a tax-free withdrawal of any amount up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (“IRA”), if the withdrawal is transferred directly to our organization. Last year, Congress passed legislation extending the IRA charitable rollover indefinitely. Please read on […]
It takes an investment of $50,000 to raise and train a guide dog, but the effect it has on the life of the person receiving the dog is immeasurable. Chip in to help people with vision loss live fuller lives: guidingeyes.org/donate
In Loving Remembrance of Kenneth M. Gleszer and his wife, Ann Griffin Gleszer. The Doolittle Foundation is proud to sponsor the November 2016 Guiding Eyes graduating class. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Amber & Elroy Douglas & […]
In Loving Memory and in Gratitude of Shirley M. Kessler. We gratefully acknowledge the Fain Family’s support of our video streaming capabilities. Watch this month’s graduation live by clicking here. Residential Graduates: Carol & Esther Carolyn & Iva Corey & Woodrow Douglas & Aria Kathleen & Brewster(P) Lisa & Iron Patrick & Elise Russell […]
Congratulations to the September 2016 class from Audie Marks and Team Oliver U.K. Team Oliver is a group that works to raise awareness about guide and service dogs and are so pleased to sponsor today’s graduation and continue our ongoing support of the great work of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. We gratefully acknowledge […]
Join Guiding Eyes for the Blind at Crabtree’s Kittle House to Sparkle for a Cause. Click here for details.
Allie Driesen is sponsoring today’s graduation with a portion of the money received from her Bat Mitzvah. Her family adopted Neptune, a Guiding Eyes release dog, as a puppy seven years ago and he has been her best friend ever since. Allie is very proud to contribute to such a worthy cause. In appreciation and […]
Given in honor of Ralph Sole and Dudley P., and in memory of Alpo, O’Neil, and Midas, with all my love. Terri Pigue In honor of my guide, Fairest: I give her food, care, and love. In return, she gives me the world. We love her so very much. Best of luck to everyone in […]
July 12, 2016 We, the CEO and Board of Directors of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, would like to extend our appreciation for the passion many families have expressed in support of our Heeling Autism program. Over the past several years, we have helped children with autism and their families make life-changing connections with […]
Dear Friends, The “Heeling Autism” Program was introduced by Guiding Eyes for the Blind as one of our alternate careers for dogs not suited for guide dog work, which are instead placed with families with children on the autism spectrum. The program has flourished for the past seven years and provided great dogs to many […]
Audie Marks and Team Oliver U.K. are proud to sponsor the June 2016 class. From across the pond we wish you the best of new beginnings. Congratulations to all the June graduates! May each of these newly formed partnerships greet each day with confidence and trust in one another. We wish all of you smooth […]
June 10, 2016 – Golf Raffle is no longer available for purchase.
25th Salute to the Lions Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Yorktown height, NY