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Enrollment for the 2017 Dog Days of Summer program opening soon.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s summer program is designed for the dog lover!  Children learn about German Shepherd Guide Dogs - their training; the amazing partnership with men and women who are blind; and the everyday challenges that face people with visual disabilities. In addition, children learn about other breeds and their origins, canine development, puppy raising, basic dog training, health care, grooming and first aid. Children work in our kennel, assisting with feeding and cleaning, to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership. Many special working canine visitors, such as police K9, search and rescue tracking, and competition dogs visit during the week to showcase their special skills. 

Weeklong, Half-Day Sessions Available
June 19 – August 11, 2017
Monday – Friday

Sessions from 8a.m. -Noon OR 12:30 – 4:30p.m. (child may only enroll in one session per program season)
Schedule exceptions are as follows:
- There will be no sessions held July 3 – July 7
- There will be afternoon sessions only held July 24 – July 28
The sessions will be held at our Bloomfield campus,103 Vision Way, behind Kaman

$245 program fee; some scholarship opportunities available for children from Greater Hartford with police and fire department, first responders, and active military and veteran parent(s).

Enrollment for children ages 8-12 only opening soon.

Volunteer opportunities available; please contact volunteer@fidelco.org with interest..