- We are a diverse and all-volunteer group coming together to support each other in raising successful guide dog puppies. Puppy raisers nurture and socialize the puppies from the age of 8 weeks until they are about 18 months old. The club is focusing on the youth in the community who wish to fulfill community service or academic goals by becoming puppy raisers. We meet the second Tuesday of the month in Rancho Bernardo, CA.
About Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; we are a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of our services are provided free of charge.
GDB has two campuses: one is headquartered in San Rafael, California — 20 miles north of San Francisco, another in Boring, Oregon — 25 miles east of Portland.
Guide Dogs for the Blind breeds Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and Lab/Golden crosses from our own purebred stock, specially selected for excellent temperament, intelligence and health. Advances in research and technology help make it possible for us to continue to improve the quality and health of our dogs and ensure their success as guides.
How Guide Dogs for the Blind is funded:
We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization supported entirely by private donations. We receive no government funding. Donors contribute through general contributions, bequests, grants, memorial and honor donations, charitable remainder trusts and other planned giving options.
The Guide Dog for the Blind Community:
Guide Dogs for the Blind has one of the nation’s largest volunteer networks with thousands of volunteers assisting in the success of our mission. The human/animal bond creates a ripple that adds meaning and enrichment to each of our lives and strengthens our communities.
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