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Blog posts in 2020

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A young man wearing a reflective safety jacket walking with his guide dog across a street at night.

The Gift of Safe Travels

Blog Post Date: Dec 23, 2020

A black Lab guide dog sprinkled with fresh-falling snow.

Holiday Safety Tips for your Dog

Blog Post Date: Dec 22, 2020

Categories: Dog Care & Health

Jamie Mattison with a black Lab on a snowy forested path.

Meet Jamie Mattison!

Blog Post Date: Dec 21, 2020

Categories: GDB Staff Profile

GDB Grad Zack Thibodeau kneels beside black Lab guide dog Namath in the park.

High School Senior’s Guide Dog is a Holiday Wish Come True

Blog Post Date: Dec 16, 2020

Categories: GDB Alumni, K9 Buddy

Leslys poses  for a photo surrounded by three plush guide dog puppies wearing green GDB training vests.

Donor Offers Matching Gift in Memory of Husband

Blog Post Date: Dec 09, 2020

Categories: Donor Profile, Fundraising

GDB Instructor Adam Gilbert is seated on the steps of a home with a yellow Lab guide dog during an in-home training.

Meet Adam Gilbert

Blog Post Date: Dec 03, 2020

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Megan Dodder kneeling with two guide dogs, a chocolate Lab and a yellow Lab.

Meet GDB's Newest Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Megan Dodder

Blog Post Date: Nov 30, 2020

Categories: GDB Careers, Guide Dog Training

Two yellow Lab guide dog puppies in training sit together in the snow on a bright day.

Cold Weather Safety Tips from GDB

Blog Post Date: Nov 27, 2020

Categories: Dog Care & Health

A screen shot of the opening slide of the featured video that reads "Thank you, Puppy Raising Volunteers! From the GDB Community Field Representatives"

With Gratitude from our CFRs

Blog Post Date: Nov 25, 2020

Categories: GDB Volunteers, Holiday Greeting, Puppy Raising

Kadi smiles for a photo op on a hiking trail with stunning mountain vistas. Kadi is holding a small white dog in her arms.

Meet Kadi Forrest

Blog Post Date: Nov 19, 2020

Categories: GDB Careers, GDB Community, GDB Staff Profile

Donors Erika and John Ammirati pose in their yard with their carreer change dogs Fondy and Shiloh.

You Had Us at the GDB Graduation!

Blog Post Date: Nov 11, 2020

Categories: Donor Profile, Fundraising, GDB Graduation

Two members of the GDB Training staff demonstrate how they are able to use extended training tools during training in order to maintain required social distancing.

Training Innovations in the time of COVID

Blog Post Date: Nov 07, 2020

Categories: Guide Dog Training

GDB grad Bruce Gilmour sits on a bench with his golden retriever guide dog Marley

Bruce Gilmour Describes the Guide Dog Lifestyle

Blog Post Date: Oct 05, 2020

Categories: GDB Alumni, GDB Community

GDB Grad Aria Mia Loberti and black Lab guide dog Ingrid descend the stairs at Royal Holloway University

Grad heads to the U.K. as a Fulbright Scholar

Blog Post Date: Sep 26, 2020

Categories: GDB Alumni, GDB Community

A Golden Retriever Puppy in Training sits politely in the leg room area of the airplane seats while wearing their green training vest.

Planes for Puppies!

Blog Post Date: Sep 23, 2020

BJ embraces yellow Lab Benton on a grassy patch under a tree.

Listen In: GDB Programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Blog Post Date: Sep 12, 2020

Categories: GDB Community, K9 Buddy

Dr. Kate Kuzminski kneeling next to a yellow Lab on a green grass with trees in the background.

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Blog Post Date: Sep 10, 2020

A Golden Lab cross sits beside a blue tote full of GDB merchandise.

Preparing for an Emergency

Blog Post Date: Aug 28, 2020

Categories: Dog Care & Health, GDB Community, Travel

Paralympian Matt Simpson poses with his silver medal and his yellow Lab guide dog, Lacrosse.

Meet Matt Simpson, GDB Alum and Silver Medalist

Blog Post Date: Aug 21, 2020

Categories: GDB Alumni, GDB Community

Letticia walks through the Olympic Village in Colorado Springs with her guide dog, Philly.

Letticia Martinez, GDB Alumna, Mother and US Paralympian

Blog Post Date: Aug 14, 2020

Categories: GDB Alumni, GDB Community

A yellow Lab newborn puppy sleeps with its littermates in the GDB Puppy Center.

Welcome to the Australian Litter

Blog Post Date: Aug 13, 2020

Maia Scott and her guide dog Gleam sit on a bench in the woods

Maia and Gleam, A Perfect Pair

Blog Post Date: Aug 05, 2020

Categories: GDB Alumni, GDB Community, Just for Fun

Side by side photos of GDB Field Service Managers Charles Nathan and Chuck Farrugia.

30 Years with GDB and the ADA

Blog Post Date: Aug 02, 2020

Claire and yellow Lab guide dog Tulane walk through the CA campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind on a bright sunny day.

GDB Alumna Claire Stanley on 30 years of ADA

Blog Post Date: Jul 31, 2020

Class photo of Deb seated beside yellow Lab guide dogs Praline at their GDB graduation.

GDB Alumna Deb Cook on Accessibility

Blog Post Date: Jul 30, 2020

Photo collage of 13 volunteer puppy raisers and leaders who are serving on the Raiser Appreciation Division (RAD) Committee

Meet your RAD Committee

Blog Post Date: Jul 29, 2020

In this photo, Jane walks with her yellow Lab guide dog, Pilaf, along a coastal trail with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Jane smiles while looking forward and Pilaf looks focused on their destination.

ADA Turns 30: Jane Flower

Blog Post Date: Jul 28, 2020

Categories: Access & Etiquette, GDB Alumni, GDB Community

Selfie shot of Beth Deer smiling into the camera with her black Lab guide dog, Patronus, by her side.

Canadian Grad Hopes Pandemic Will Shine Light On Access

Blog Post Date: Jul 18, 2020

Categories: Access & Etiquette, GDB Alumni

Angela sits on a bench beside a yellow Lab on a sunny day on the California campus of GDB

Welcome, Angela Smith!

Blog Post Date: Jul 10, 2020

Categories: GDB Careers, GDB Staff Profile, O&M Immersion Program

Dr. Kate Kuzminski kneeling next to a yellow Lab on a green grass with trees in the background.

Update on COVID-19 and Its Impact on Dogs

Blog Post Date: Jul 02, 2020

Categories: Dog Care & Health

Melissa Padron with her guide dog Cameo. Melissa carries her young daughter in a baby carrier on her back.

Rideshare Laws With A Guide Dog

Blog Post Date: Jun 29, 2020

Categories: Access & Etiquette, Advocacy, GDB Alumni

Guide Dogs for the Blind CEO Christine Benninger smiles at the camera while embracing her Golden Retriever, Theia.

GDB's Statement on Recent Events in our Communities

Blog Post Date: Jun 04, 2020

Categories: GDB Community

Dr. Kate Kuzminski kneeling next to a yellow Lab on a green grass with trees in the background.

COVID-19 and Companion Animals

Blog Post Date: Apr 08, 2020

Categories: Dog Care & Health

A black and white line drawing of a simple origami puppy.

GDB Puzzles and Games for Kids

Blog Post Date: Mar 28, 2020

Categories: Just for Fun

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Gina Paolini with a black Lab guide dog in harness.

New Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Gina Paolini

Blog Post Date: Mar 12, 2020

Categories: GDB Careers, GDB Staff Profile, Guide Dog Training

New Guide Dog Mobility Instructor: Shelby Gernhart

Blog Post Date: Feb 21, 2020

Categories: GDB Careers, GDB Staff Profile, Guide Dog Training