Events and News

Off to college

In the summer before Marion Yingling’s senior year of high school, a flyer from Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation arrived in her family’s mailbox. After learning…

Photo of some staff members in front of a Fidelco tent

A supporting role in changing lives.

On any day of the week at Fidelco, dedicated “behind the scenes” staff members can be found deeply invested in the business of changing lives.…

Photo of Volunteer Linda Gilley and Ocean

Volunteering to make a difference.

Volunteers are critical to the success of nonprofit organizations, and particularly to organizations like ours that rely on volunteers to fulfill our mission. Fidelco is…

Photo of Linda W. and Kora

A remarkable and wonderful journey: Client letter to Fidelco.

Dear Fidelco Family, My journey over the last 55 years has been both remarkable and wonderful. It started in 1965 when I received my first…

Map showing Fidelco Guide Dog placements

Covering a lot of ground together.

Since 1960, more than 1,500 Fidelco guide dog teams have journeyed through life together. Our clients often tell us how profoundly their guide dogs have…

Fidelco black and tan dog head tilt

Home away from home.

Fidelco’s kennel, affectionately known as “Hotel Fidelco,” is a warm and welcoming place for dogs-intraining. Fidelco puppies, raised in the loving homes of volunteer Puppy…

Vintage images of Fidelco Guide Dogs

Fidelco: Always moving forward.

1960s In the 1960s, the Kamans were breeding German Shepherds in their home kennel, placing them with Puppy Raisers, and then donating them to other…

Puppy Raising 101

WHO Anyone can apply to become a Volunteer Puppy Raiser. Applicants complete an online application, agree to a background check, attend our “Insights” orientation class,…

VetMed Team examining Fidelco dog

Caring is our calling.

The day begins early for Fidelco’s Vet-Med staff, and remains fast-paced throughout, while the three-member team performs medical procedures that keep our dogs healthy. This…