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Guide Dog Foundation

Like America’s VetDogs, the Guide Dog Foundation is in Smithtown, NY.  It was established in 1946 to help the blind. Originally, the program focused on assisting returning WW2 veterans, but now services a huge variety of people who are visually impaired – those born with the disability, those who have suffered injury or illness, and those who have age-related loss of sight. 110 more words


What a weekend!

Clearly the wordpress app on my phone doesn’t work. I attempted to write a quick post while I was away last weekend but it didn’t work. 726 more words

Cocky guide dog sticker explained

I finally got around to solving a little mystery that has been puzzling me for a long time.

It’s more than a year since I first spotted a few of the stickers seen below, around Duke Street (and near Tennant’s Wellpark Brewery – but I never knew that would be significant), and wondered what they meant. 177 more words


Guide Dog Tales Vol. 15


By Carolyn Dale Newell

“That is a service dog.” exclaimed the woman in Walmart referring to Iva. Her friend quickly told her that the little dog in the cart was a service dog too. 499 more words


Zena update: the last weekend in April

I’ve decided to continue my writing from the time of qualification and training, where I documented how things were going with Zena. Of course, we are now almost three months on from qualification so I’m growing in experience each day with Zena. 2,447 more words


Guide Dog Tales Vol.14


By Carolyn Dale Newell

Wide sidewalks bustling with excitement were once frightening. Since Iva guides me, I love them. Our first road trip with Iva was a weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 551 more words


Welcome Harley

We are so happy to now be looking after a new dog which is undergoing Guide Dog training.

The new pup is named ‘Harley’ and expected to be with us for the next 5-6 months as he undergoes daily training.   38 more words