Teamwork: Marién Hornyak and “Keela”

Marién Hornyak warmly greets customers at her business, The Kitchenette. The Kitchenette is a vibrant shop located among the galleries, restaurants, and stores of downtown Frederick, Maryland. The cheerful storefront…

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Client Stories: Snapshots

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation celebrates the diversity of our clients from across North America. Despite varied life experiences, careers, and interests, all lead active and fulfilling lives with their guide…

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A Volunteer Story: Adele and Ed Banas

Volunteer Puppy Raisers play a vital role in the development of Fidelco guide dogs. Puppy Raisers welcome 8-week-old puppies into their homes and spend over a year providing loving care,…

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fidelco client steve smiling with his guide dog cricket sitting by his feet in front of his vintage car

Day of Giving – Wednesday, April 27th

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation announces first “Day of Giving” to take place on International Guide Dog Day – Wednesday, April 27 BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (April 26, 2022) — Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation…

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gary sitting on a bus seat next to his black guide dog rueben who has his mouth open and tongue out

March 28th – Blinded Veterans Day

Blinded Veterans Day was established by Congress in 2010 to honor the efforts of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) to promote the establishment and improvement of rehabilitation services and benefits…

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henry sable gsd with mouth open sun hitting part of his face sitting on a deck

A Letter from our CEO

March 2022 I have a huge smile as I look at eighteen healthy, adorable new puppies and a few tears as I wave goodbye to the magnificent Fidelco guide dogs…

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Brad S and Gizzy with American Flag Backdrop

November 11th – Veterans Day

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation offers sincere thanks to our veterans for your service to our country. On November 11, 1918, Armistice Day, the end of WWI was declared, and President…

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October 15th – White Cane Day

The white long cane is used by people who are blind or visually impaired to help detect obstacles, tripping hazards and other environmental details. Using a white cane helps them…

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Dedicated to Service and Community

Volunteer Puppy Raisers generously give their time, patience, and care to provide young pups with the socialization and essential skills that prepare them for the next phase of their guide dog journey. Puppy Raiser families open their homes and hearts to raise a puppy that will one day be a trusted guide dog partner for a person who is blind.

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Better Support through Veteran Outreach

Since its establishment as a guide dog breeding and training organization, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation has been placing extraordinary guide dogs with veterans. These life-changing guide dog partnerships have provided greater independence, self-confidence and mobility. Clients include those sustaining vision loss from their service and veterans experiencing vision loss from other conditions.

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