They say that a dog is man’s best friend, but at Guide Dogs of Texas our highly-trained, service dogs are more than just that – they’re the “eyes” for countless, visually impaired Texans, as well as their loving and constant companions, providing them with the freedom, mobility and independence to go about their daily lives.
From the moment they are born, our puppies are groomed to be future guide dogs that will be paired with their new owners, who without a guide dog might not enjoy the freedom and independence they desire.
On behalf of Guide Dogs of Texas, please browse through our web site to learn more about us. Also, find out how we help the visually impaired. While you’re at it, meet a client or two, and learn how you can get involved with our organization as a volunteer.
We hope you will agree that our guide dogs are the “The Best Dogs in Sight.” Our clients certainly do.
Two years ago, Denise Higginbotham learned about Guide Dogs of Texas through an alumni sorority Delta Gamma. So she started volunteering for GDTX by collecting money from coin banks around San Antonio as well as assisting at special events. “I like knowing that what I do, however small, is helping someone else,” she said of [...]
At 63 pounds and 24 inches at the shoulder and dark black fur paired with a rakish grin, Caleb loves the City of Austin. His puppy raiser, Tracy Schagen Lane, who is the owner/director of a pre-school, has trained many successful guide dog puppies for Guide Dogs of Texas over the years, and every day [...]