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Fidelco's mission continues while we follow protocols to keep both humans and dogs safe. New puppies are being born and raised. Dogs-in-training are learning valuable skills in home environments. Together, we will meet the needs of our remarkable clients for years to come.

Fidelco Podcast: Client Stories

Listen to Fidelco client Kirsten B., an attorney with FEMA working to coordinate the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, talk about life with her guide dog “Carley.”

Black Lives Matter

This week we formed the Fidelco Diversity and Inclusion Council with five employees. This group will evaluate our environment and help to ensure we are laser focused on contributing to the eradication of systemic racism by contributing our deep understanding of dignity, independence, mobility and safety for people.

Diversity has been proven time and again to be the foundation of highly performing organizations. From the World Economic Forum article, “The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace is Now Overwhelming”: The value of a diverse workplace has been thoroughly analyzed and proven. “There is substantial research to show that diversity brings many advantages to an organization: increased profitability and creativity, stronger governance and better problem-solving abilities. Employees with diverse backgrounds bring to bear their own perspectives, ideas and experiences, helping to create organizations that are resilient and effective, and which outperform organizations that do not invest in diversity.“

At Fidelco, we have a passion for improving the lives of people who are blind. We believe we can build on this foundation to contribute to more diversity and inclusion.

COVID-19 Updates

Click here to view the latest precautionary updates from Fidelco Guide Dogs during the COVID-19 situation.

It takes tens of thousands of dollars to raise, train and place a guide dog, but our clients receive them at no cost.

This can only be done with the support of people like you.

Make a Donation

You can help ensure freedom and independence for individuals who are visually disabled by making an on-line donation today.

Volunteer

Puppy Raisers take our pups at 8 weeks of age, love and care for them, then return them to us for formal guide dog training at 15 months old.

Apply for a Guide Dog

Partnering with a guide dog is a big decision, and it's one that can be truly life-changing. Learn more about applying today!

Fidelco guide dog puppy "Denise"

Twelve-week-old Fidelco guide dog puppy “Denise” is named in honor of WFSB Channel 3 news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo who passed away late last year.

Being a Puppy Raiser is so rewarding!

"Since I became a volunteer puppy raiser it has changed my life.  It has taught me about responsibility, unconditional love, and at the same time I am working towards helping to make a difference in someone's life.  And for me that is the most important."

All funds go directly to helping us continue our life-changing work!