Posts Tagged ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’

Guide Dogs for the Blind to Update Facilities

By Jennifer Upshaw Swartz © Marin Independent Journal, California — San Rafael-based Guide Dogs for the Blind has embarked on an ambitious effort to update its Terra Linda campus. The national organization headquartered in Marin has begun working with city planners and the San Rafael Design Review Board on a project to demolish, relocate and reconstruct the administration building and residence hall. The buildings are out of date and struggle to meet building and fire code regulations, officials said…. READ ARTICLE

Dog ‘brings me confidence’: blind owner

By Elizabeth Bower © The Peterborough Examiner, Canada — Standing six-foot-three, Peterborough’s Warren Northcott, who’s legally blind, used to smack his head on low-hanging tree branches while navigating city sidewalks with his white cane…. READ STORY

Guides in the making: 10 Lab pups on way to becoming helpers, friends for the blind

By Devin Felix © The Herald Journal, Logan, Utah — There’s an elite group of specialists undergoing important training in Cache Valley — very hairy specialists with paws and tails. They’re 10 puppies training to become guide dogs for the blind, and a group of their volunteer trainers meets weekly around the valley with their dogs to follow each others’ progress, offer encouragement and enjoy the company of a lot of well-behaved Labradors. The dogs and their trainers are part of Guide Dogs for the Blind, an organization that trains and provides dogs for the blind free of charge…. READ STORY