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.
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 www.guidingeyes.org,
like Guiding Eyes on Facebook "
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
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