Guide dogs for the blind celebrates canine commencements at public ceremonies. It’s free Saturday public graduation events that are ideal for family outings and dog lovers!
What: Congratulations will be in order for the canine graduates who will proudly take the stage at Guide Dogs for the Blind’s public graduation ceremonies this summer and fall. Beginning in July, Bay Area dog lovers, kids, and cameras are welcome every other Saturday at the heartwarming ceremonies at the organization’s campus in San Rafael. These public events honor the independence and companionship that GDB’s exceptional guide dogs provide for the people they will serve, but they also allow GDB clients to meet the committed puppy raisers who cared for their canine heroes until they were old enough to begin formal training at GDB’s campus. Kleenex will be provided. Graduation day public tours of the campus are offered at 10:30 a.m. or noon on the days of the ceremonies. Pre-registered bus groups are also welcome.
When: Every other Saturday in 2018 at 1:30pm. July 7, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 15, September 29
Where: The Guide Dogs for the Blind California Campus: 350 Los Ranchitos Road San Rafael, CA, 94903
Why: Guide Dogs for the Blind is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; it is a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. GDB prepares highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of its services are provided free of charge. GDB receives no government funding. More than 14,000 guide teams have graduated from GDB since it was founded in 1942.
How: Show up at GDB’s campus 20-30 minutes before graduations. Call 1-800-295-4050 for campus tour reservations. Visitfor more information.