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Welcome to the Richmond Region of
Guiding Eyes For The Blind
THROUGH THESE EYES, WE CAN SEE
Who We Are
Guiding Eyes For The Blind is an internationally recognized guide dog school headquartered in Yorktown Heights, New York, with regional sites in twelve states from Maine to North Carolina. Our family of professionals, volunteers, and donors are committed to giving our students the gift of greater personal freedom, independence, and dignity by providing them the finest bred and trained guide dogs in the world.
One of our Richmond Region pups goes back up to Guiding Eyes For The Blind soon for his Big Test!!! Harmon has his "In For Training" (IFT) test on April 28, 2015. It is mostly about how a dog handles distractions and stays connected with their handler. We are sure he will "nail" his IFT! Best of luck to our wonderful pup and thanks to our fantastic Puppy Raisers Carol & Marty!!!
Rest In Peace Officer Warner...
We recently learned that Warner, the first puppy that the Harrison family raised for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, passed away. Warner was released from the program at Guiding Eyes and became a Explosive Ordinance Detection canine. We are very proud of Warner's many accomplishments and his great contributions to society. Read the full story here in this front page article in the Everett, MA newspaper.
International Guide Dog Day
International Guide Dog Day is Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Guide Dogs are amongst the most phenomenal animals on the planet, and the difference they make to the lives of those without sight simply cannot be overstated. To celebrate these dogs and the patient and talented people who train them, and pay tribute to the important role they each play in our society, people across the world come together to partake in International Guide Dog Day.
Is There Any Day More Perfect Than Dog Day?
Is there any day more perfect than dog day? Read an inspiring story from Guiding Eyes For The Blind graduate Deni Elliott. Click this link. Enjoy!
Guiding Eyes For The Blind in Richmond, Virginia
The Richmond region of volunteer puppy raisers includes families, singles, and students from the Richmond metro area including Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Goochland, Henrico and as far away as Louisa County & Charlottesville. This hardworking group of volunteers is dedicated to the mission of teaching these pups good house manners and providing opportunities for socialization in a loving and supportive environment.
Guiding Eyes For The Blind Mission Statement
Guiding Eyes For The Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.
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Local Richmond VA Contact
Regional Coordinator: Julie Albany