Guiding Eyes for the Blind is one of the leading guide dog schools in the United States.   Located in Yorktown Heights, New York, Guiding Eyes is a non-profit organization which breeds and trains assistance dogs for the blind and vision-impaired.  Guiding Eyes is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually-impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby ensuring greater independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity. 

The Catoctin Region encompasses Frederick and Washington Counties in Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania.  To find a region closer to you, visit the Guiding Eyes Region Directory .

 









 

 

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866-GEB-LABS (866-432-5227)

 

 

 

Oh, my! Seven new puppies join the group!
There's Clancey, Romy, Toggi, Vanilla, Vaughn, Wayne, and Wilbur! See all the pups here...

Why we volunteer: Guiding Eyes, Catoctin Region, proudly announces the graduation of "Anson" who now works alongside Kevin, in Michigan. Anson is Kevin's first guide dog, and was raised by Ann Marie. See more information and the entire October/November graduating class at the Guiding Eyes main website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guiding Eyes pups were invited to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., recently. Another "small step" for these future guide dogs!

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Volunteer --- Get involved --- Donate

Guiding Eyes depends on volunteer puppy raisers to provide the love, support, and direction the puppies need to prepare them for formal training as future guide dogs.  Raisers from Maine to North Carolina and west to Ohio take puppies into their homes for about 14 - 18 months and teach them manners and social skills. No prior experience is necessary as Guiding Eyes provides training and support for raisers. In addition to daily work and play with their dogs, raisers attend local classes and puppy evaluations. After the dogs have matured, they are sent to Guiding Eyes for formal training.

Folks interested in the puppy raising program are invited to all classes and events. We would be happy to speak with you before/after classes, or at any of the events.

 

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Perhaps you've seen us around Thurmont, lately. We thank our recent hosts, Midtown Barber, Ace Hardware, and Fedora Cafe. And many thanks to those who have kindly dropped in their pocket change or bills, in support of Guiding Eyes for the Blind!
 
 


   
 
 

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