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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! Check out this Fox 61 interview about the program which aired on April 20!

2017 Dog Days of Summer Registration

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Registrant Information
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This one week program is designed for children ages 8-12. Program fee is $245.
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Session Preferences
Please select your first, second, and third session preferences below.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED NEXT TO SESSION CHOICES, THE FOLLOWING SESSIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE:
First Choice Session
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No refunds/changes within 30 days of session start date. Fidelco reserves the right to cancel any session. Session confirmations will be sent via email AFTER the application, waiver, and payment are received.
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Emergency Contact & Medical Information
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Does your child have any of the following?: (If you answer "Yes" to your child having allergy, learning, or medical issues, Fidelco will need to review details to determine which session can accommodate your child's special needs best.
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Payment
The enrollment fee is $245 per child.
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Credit Card Authorization Form, Waiver of Liability, and FAQ sheet are all available in the "ENROLLMENT PACKET" downloadable link above. Required forms and payment may be mailed to: Dog Days of Summer, Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way Bloomfield, CT 06002

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