Wednesday, April 10, 2013

'Learn About Raising A Puppy with Purpose' for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind will showcase its guide-dogs-in-training at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27  at the Guilford Library, 67 Park St., according to a release. 
"Visitors will learn what it’s like to be a Guiding Eyes puppy raiser as they meet Guiding Eyes staff and volunteers and cuddle with guide dogs in training," the relaase said.

"Puppy raisers are volunteers that take 8 week old puppies into their homes and love, nurture, and educate them for a 12 to 16 month period before sending them off to their calling as a guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person. For someone without sight, a Guiding Eyes dog provides life changing independence, as well as unconditional love and support."

Call 1-866-GEB-LABS (860-759-2449) or visit here for more information on the Puppy Raising Program.

Also in the release: 

About Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit guide dog school founded in 1954. Since its inception, Guiding Eyes has grown to be one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world, known for its cutting-edge training programs, commitment to excellence, and dedication to its elite and superbly trained guide dogs. In 2008, the school launched Heeling Autism, a service dog program designed to provide safety and companionship for children on the autism spectrum. Guiding Eyes provides all of its services at no cost, and is dependent upon contributions to fulfill its mission. The organization’s Headquarters and Training Center is located in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and its Canine Development Center is in Patterson, N.Y. For more info, visit, like Guiding Eyes on Facebook "
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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