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Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that receives no government assistance. It is funded solely by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The organization relies heavily on the services of many dedicated volunteers.

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 with the assistance of professionally trained Guiding Eyes dogs, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.

The Details

  • Address
    361 Route 164Patterson, NY 12563
  • Contact
    • Canine Development Center
  • Phone
    • (845) 878-3330
  • Fax
    • (845) 878-3749
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Animals, Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors

Average Review 7 reviews

Would you recommend Guiding Eyes for the Blind?

by Margo D. from Smyrna, DE (May 20, 2014)
Guiding Eyes for the Blind/Delmarva Region is always looking for great puppy raisers! Classes are starting soon in the Milford, DE / Easton, MD areas. I have been volunteering with Guiding Eyes for over five years now, and it has been one of the most rewarding things in my life. Raise a puppy, change a life.
by Jesse N. (December 16, 2009)
i love dogs and to be given the oppertunity to help a person in need by doing somthing i love to do is awesome.
by Tinisha H. from OH (August 5, 2008)
I joined guiding eyes for the blind as a puppy raiser during my freshmen year of high school. The experience with both people and dogs was just amazing. Everyone from volunteers to instructors are very willing to help with any questions you may have. The dogs are eager and willing to try new things and they teach you patience and understanding. If you are looking for a chance to work with wonderful people and animals and do something that will truley enrich someone else's life Guiding Eyes is the perfect organization for you. It is a wonderful thing to watch a playful puppy grow up to lead someone to freedom.
by Cheryl R. from Parma, OH (August 3, 2008)
I am having a great time raising puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind! My first puppy,a black lab, just passed his test to begin harness training in New York. I started raising my second pup this week. This a great opportunity for families or individuals who love to work with dogs and want to make a difference in someone else's life. The volunteers that make up the Cuyahoga region of Guiding Eyes are a very informative, helpful, and friendly group of people. They are also very dedicated to raising the best puppies possible for Guiding Eyes. Being part of this group for the past year has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience for me.
by Barbara F. (August 3, 2008)
Raising a dog to enable a blind individual to lead a better life has been a terrific way to volunteer. Guiding Eyes for the Blind has made this opportunity available by providing a specially bred puppy, quality support, on-going training classes, answers to questions, and many supplies. Our family has found that the GEB-bred puppy fits into our home and schedule and that all of our family members have taken a share in training and raising him even though our 15-yr-old is the primary raiser. I have been amazed at how much information the coordinators of GEB Cuyahoga have provided to us, and the patience they have shown with raisers and dogs is incredible. Questions and concerns we have had are answered promptly and cheerfully. What a great experience we are having!

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