My Guide Dog Story

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Guest Post by: Linda Ladaga My whole life, I’ve been a dog lover. My parents never let me have one though; they said dogs were too much work. So, when I went away to college, I knew that I had to have a dog. I also knew that I had no clue how to take […]

Puppy Raisers Gather At OCTA Service Animal Training

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We’ve been organizing our Orange County Guide Dogs of America group outings for the past two years and one of our favorites is organized by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The OCTA Service Animal Training is held once a year on the first Saturday of October and offers service animals the opportunity to ride […]

Does My Pup Want To Grow Up To Be Guide Dog?

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We started off as guide dog puppy raisers because we wanted to change the world! Well, not really. We knew we weren’t going to change the world, but we did know that we could change the world for one visually impaired person. When I first decided to become a puppy raiser the formula seemed simple: […]

Are You Interested In Puppy Sitting?

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Last week Apache went back to school to start his formal guide dog training.  It’s both a happy and sad day.  Happy because he gets to start the next leg in his journey to becoming a guide dog and sad because I will miss having him by my side every day.  However, there are always […]