We are excited to introduce you to guide dog puppy BettyRose. BettyRose is a Lab/Golden Retriever cross, and was named in honor of beloved actor Betty White, who passed away last December.
BettyRose’s name is a tribute to Rose Nylund, the iconic character Betty played on The Golden Girls. Betty was a dear friend, dedicated supporter, and ambassador for Guide Dogs for the Blind for more than 30 years.
GDB client William “Willie” Smith and his guide dog Niner love a quick-paced walk. In fact, the two are so quick, they often leave friends in the dust! Niner is Willie’s third guide dog, and suits Willie’s quick pace. Each time he has come to GDB for a new guide, he has been impressed with evolving training techniques that have a positive impact on his mobility and ease of working with a guide dog.
Each year, thousands of dog lovers around the world participate in our annual Puparazzi Photo Contest. You can too!
We invite you to submit your photos, ask your friends and family to vote, and your photo could win a spot in the 2022-2023 Guide Dogs for the Blind calendar!
It is free to enter photos and votes cost $1 each (all votes are tax deductible). There are seven categories for photo submissions: guide dog puppies, working guide dogs, K9 Buddies, GDB breeder dogs, GDB career change dogs, pet pooches, and GDB history.
GDB is pleased to partner with The Giving Block, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency donation services, to support our life-changing mission. The Giving Block will enable our organization to accept over seventy cryptocurrencies. According to GDB CFO & Treasurer, Sherilyn Dacquisto, this opportunity gives a new generation of supporters the opportunity to use their crypto as a force for good and help people who are blind or visually impaired lead more abundant, inclusive lives.
Right now, all donations to GDB and other nonprofits on The Giving Block platform will be matched up to $10M in crypto charitable donations. Donations can be made at guidedogs.com/crypto
April is National Volunteer Month and here at Guide Dogs for the Blind, we could not do what we do without the support and the dedication of our amazing volunteers. In the last 80 years, volunteers have given more than one million hours of their time to support our life-changing mission!
In our latest episode of Central Bark, our host Theresa Stern sits down with our Volunteer Engagement Manager, Jen Bernstein, about the community of volunteers that make our work possible.