January 23, 2013
Local puppy raiser Janet Bartolotta with her sixth pup, Adela, and recent Guiding Eyes graduate Matthew Brown.
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For years volunteers from across Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria and McLean have gathered on Sunday afternoons at a Vienna church for their weekly puppy raising class. Since 1993, Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Dominion Puppy Raising Region has raised 470 puppies to become guide dogs for blind and visually impaired men and women around the world. As of Friday, Feb. 15, however, the group will be without a home.