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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Catoctin welcomes:
Rufus (top) and Roger (bottom). See all the pups here...





Three new arrivals, just in from New York late one summer night: Here, raisers great their new charges: Miracle, Nino, and Nera!






Pups play after class!





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











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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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Did you see us at Rocky's Pizza in Thurmont? 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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