Puppy raisers for guiding eyes gathered with puppies for a Pup Party at Sully Government Center for these young pups in training.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. The journey from playful pup to professional Guiding Eyes dog takes up to three years and can cost up to $50,000 annually. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization provides all services free of charge to people who are blind or experiencing vision loss. Guiding Eyes relies upon the contributions of generous donors and volunteer puppy raisers to fulfill its mission.Puppy Raisers care for and teach puppies to enjoy being with people and cultivate the confidence a future guide dog needs. They provide hours of patient teaching and numerous socialization journeys over a 12-to-16-month period before returning a well-socialized young adult dog to Guiding Eyes training staff for harness training and placement. guidingeyes.org