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Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Me. Frances. One month. 26.2 miles! Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people with vision loss and exceptional guide dogs, announced its first annual Wag-a-thon, a “virtual marathon in a month” fundraiser that begins today – May 1. Guiding Eyes is challenging you and your four-legged […]

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Every dog has its day, and one four-legged local is hoping that day will come for them on September 29 at the eighth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards® in Beverly Hills. Guide Dog Frances, my four-year-old Labrador Retriever from Staten Island, New York will be competing against 265 other courageous canines for the nation’s highest […]

Guide Dog: Back In Business

Guide Dog: Back In Business

On a fateful evening last October, I  started to walk home from the library with my nine-year-old daughter Sarah and my yellow Labrador guide dog Anlyn. With the light in our favor, the three of us stepped into the crosswalk. In the same second a driver in a gray car turned right on the red […]

Giving Tuesday for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Giving Tuesday for Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Blind Motherhood has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring TODAY, November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday helps kick off the holiday giving season by inspiring people to improve their […]

How To Ruin A Guide Dog In The Blink Of An Eye

How To Ruin A Guide Dog In The Blink Of An Eye

Just for the record, nut job drivers–red lights mean stop! They’re not optional; they’re mandatory. They’re not suggestions for some people; they apply to everyone. Those of us in the crosswalks with our children have the right-of-way. Always. Blaring your obnoxious horns at us because we slow you down by a few seconds won’t change […]

“13” Tips for Keeping Your Guide Dog Safe This July 4th

“13” Tips for Keeping Your Guide Dog Safe This July 4th

Guide dogs receive specialized training before being matched with their human partners, exposing them to a variety of social situations and desensitization to loud noises. Even with this intense training, it is our responsibility as guide dog users to make good decisions before including our partners in any Independence Day activities. While picnics, fireworks and […]

Guiding Eyes For the Blind – Puppy Raiser Profiles – Leah’s FATE

Guiding Eyes For the Blind – Puppy Raiser Profiles – Leah’s FATE

“FATE” is best defined as the development of events beyond a person’s control, inevitable predetermination, or something destined to occur. When you speak with puppy raisers who have volunteered with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, many of them will say they believe “fate” played an integral role in directing their lives towards this amazing organization. Leah, the puppy […]

Guiding Eyes For the Blind – Puppy Raiser Profiles – Haven & Nera

Guiding Eyes For the Blind – Puppy Raiser Profiles – Haven & Nera

Puppy raisers are the unsung heroes of the guide dog world. Their immense sacrifice and dedication towards training allows people, like myself, to live more independent lifestyles. While every puppy raising family is undoubtedly special, I was personally touched by the profile you are about to read. Check out 14 year old Guiding Eyes for the […]

Guiding Eyes For the Blind – Puppy Raiser Profiles – Ito & the Cross Family

Guiding Eyes For the Blind – Puppy Raiser Profiles – Ito & the Cross Family

Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York, matched me with my first guide dog, Frances, in October of 2016.  Since our training, “Franny” and I have traveled together more than I have ever dreamed possible.  She is my best friend, my companion, my partner, and as my daughter, Nuala, says, “Franny is […]

To My Guide Dog’s Puppy Raisers: Thank You

To My Guide Dog’s Puppy Raisers: Thank You

I thought the sudden snow storm that Saturday morning was nature’s way of telling me I did not have to go tour pre-schools for my almost 4-year-old daughter. My husband, on the other hand, was hell-bent on not letting a little snow get in our way. We had arranged for baby-sitting with my in-laws and headed out […]

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