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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 confidently navigate to work, around town, and anywhere they travel. If you see a person with a white cane, remember that you can see 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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AKC Museum of the Dog Collaboration

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and the AKC Museum of the Dog have teamed up to showcase the German Shepherd Dog and how this special breed changes the lives of people who are blind.

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Fidelco Puppy Olympics

In September, we held the first-ever Fidelco Puppy Olympics at our headquarters in Bloomfield with our volunteer puppy raisers and the pups they are lovingly raising. The event included: Simon Says Egg Races Musical Chairs Bobbing for Apples Bowling It was a wonderful opportunity for our pups-in-training to interact with each other and work on…

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Fidelco guide dog pup "Denise" sitting in front of Fidelco Banner

Denise

Denise on WFSB Channel 3. Fidelco guide dog puppy “Denise” is named in honor of WFSB Channel 3 news anchor Denise D’Ascenzo who passed away late last year. Denise is remembered for her service to the community, countless accolades, and genuine kindness. Her legacy lives on in “Denise” – a puppy with promise who will…

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Gypsy close up with head tilt

Welcome A-Gypsy!

In a first-ever collaboration, 8 puppies – 5 girls and 3 boys – were born to “Luna” of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and “Indy” from Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. This adorable little lady, now named, “A-Gypsy,” will be raised by Fidelco Trainer and Placement Specialist, Becky Cook. This is a significant step in continuing…

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ACVO Eye Exams Canceled for 2021

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