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Enrollment for the 2017 Dog Days of Summer program is now open!


Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s summer program is designed for the dog lover! Children learn about Fidelco’s German Shepherd guide dogs – their development, training, and the amazing partnerships our guide dogs have with men and women who are blind. Participants will experience working with a  guide dog as someone who is blind by participating in blindfold walks, and learning about the everyday challenges that people with visual impairments may face.

Children will also learn about other breeds and their origins, canine development, puppy raising, basic dog training, health care, grooming and first aid. They will work in our kennel, assisting with feeding and cleaning to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership. Other topics of discussion include but are not limited to: anti-drug messaging, canine jobs outside of “guide dog” work, dog-related career opportunities for humans, and more! 

NOTE: This program is for children ages 8-12

Weeklong, Half-Day Sessions Available
June 19 – August 11, 2017 (Mon. - Fri.)
8am-12pm OR 12:30-4:30pm
(child may only enroll in one session per program season)

The sessions will be held at our Bloomfield campus,103 Vision Way (behind Kaman)

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

$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).

Complete enrollment package PLUS program FAQ available for download here! Register online today!