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ISSUE 17 December 9TH, 2021

 
A video screen shot of Christine Benninger standing in front of the Travers Family Puppy Nursery on the GDB California campus.

First Born Pups in Puppy Center Now Ready for Guide Work

Some of the first pups born in our Puppy Center back in February 2020 are all grown up and training for their future careers as guide dogs. GDB President and CEO Christine Benninger recently talked about our puppy and guide dog training program with KTVU TV.

WATCH CHRISTINE’S INTERVIEW
 
Three Canine Welfare/Neonatal team members stand outside the Puppy Center. They are wearing scrubs and each is holding a young yellow Lab puppy.

A Day in the Life of our Canine Welfare/Neonatal Team

Have you ever wondered what the dogs in the breeding colony do while they’re here on campus? Or what types of socializing young puppies undergo? Recently, our Canine Welfare/Neonatal team shared a peek inside our Puppy center in a series of social media posts where the magic between puppies and people begins.

READ THE TEAM’S CHRONICLES
 
 
Alaina and Sable pose in front of a row of lockers in a high school hallway.

Guide Dog Client Reflects on his Travels, Life, and GDB

Meet GDB client Allan Brenner and his guide dog, Tulare. The yellow Lab is Allan's third guide dog, and he shares how his hobby and passion for travel have taken him and his guides to all corners of the globe together.

 
WATCH ALLAN’S VIDEO
 
Leslys Garrow Vedder smiles holding three plush guide dogs in green training vests.

Generous Donor Once Again Offers $100K Matching Gift

Leslys Garrow Vedder has always had a passion for causes that help people, particularly children. As a GDB donor, she appreciates that a guide dog is much more than a mobility tool for someone with a visual impairment. A guide dog is a partner, confidence-builder, soulmate, travel companion, and social bridge. That’s why Leslys is once again generously providing a $100,000 matching gift opportunity for our year-end holiday campaign.

 
READ ABOUT LESLYS AND HER CAMPAIGN CHALLENGE
 
A yellow Lab models a blue raincoat.

Two Ways to Shop and Help GDB!

Now’s your chance to shop for holiday gifts and help GDB at the same time! Visit our online GDB shop for apparel, home, or dog items like this stylish raincoat. Gift cards are also available for purchase online. Or shop at Amazon using Amazon Smile, which benefits GDB every time you make a purchase! Signing up is easy:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Log into your account and select Guide Dogs for the Blind as your supported charity

That’s it! Now every time you shop through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to GDB at no cost to you!

SHOP THE GDB
ONLINE STORE

 
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If you know someone who is blind or visually impaired and could benefit from our services, please tell them about GDB.
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