Lakeside Animal Clinic is proud to be involved with The Seeing Eye. We are proud to have served Mr. Tony Jones and his German Shepherd, Garron. We will all miss you Garron.
We are also proud to serve:
Bixby, a Seeing Eye Dog for Eva Bergara. Bixby is a 5 year old Yellow Lab.
Alcott, a Seeing Eye Dog for Billy Guevara. Alcott is a 7 year-old Black Lab.
Garron with Mr. and Mrs Jones
Billy and Alcott
Eva and Bixby
The Seeing Eye is an organization founded in 1929 to provide specially trained guide dogs (German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers) for the blind and visually impaired. Puppies are carefully bred and selected for their future job as guide dogs. They are trained in basic obedience and socialization as puppies, then adopted out to volunteers who care for the dogs until they are about 18 months old.
At eighteen months of age, the dogs return to The Seeing Eye for a four month training course in the skills necessary to become a guide dog. The dog is then matched with a visually impaired person and they receive training together for another 27 days. Only dogs trained at The Seeing Eye can truly be called "Seeing Eye Dogs"
For more information, or to make a donation, please visit the
Seeing Eye web site at www.seeingeye.org