For Release May 19, 2015 9 am PETCO FOUNDATION SUPPORTS VISUALLY IMPAIRED TEXANS $40,000 contribution to Guide Dogs of Texas for Helping Heroes Campaign Today the Petco Foundation presented Guide Dogs of Texas (GDTX) with a $40,000 grant benefitting blind Texans in need of specially trained service dogs. The grant was made possible through the [...]
Congrats GDTX! We won the 2014 Accessibility in Action Organization award! Guide Dog Dexter was happy to make an appearance! -Oct 2014
Cruiser is Donna’s second Guide Dog with Guide Dogs of Texas. This team has a long, busy and fun work life ahead as they travel around the state attending rodeos and herding trials, in which Cruiser’s new “siblings” participate in! Go team Donna and Cruiser! Image description: Donna, dressed in her western wear, kneels down [...]
We thank the following funders for their generous support: Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation, Houston Delta Gamma Foundation, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Inc., Petco Foundation, Robert E. and Evelyn McKee Foundation.
Congratulations to Patsy Swendson and former GDTX Guide Dog Kelsie who won the Texas Veterinary Medical Assoc Hall of Fame award in the companion category for their PTSD and therapy work. They are shown here receiving the award at the Wounded Warrior Family Support center in front of a brightly lit Christmas tree.
Pete with Guide Dog Chance, black lab, will also also have their hands (and paws) full with tons of activities to do with his large and energetic family!
Gary with his Guide Dog Callie, yellow lab, has many adventures planned in the future with lots of travel and meet ups with Veteran groups around the country!
Meet Team #57 as of Fall 2013 Nadia: She moved to the US from Pakistan at the age of 9. Has been blind for the past 14 years at the age of 28 The cause of blindness was a blood disorder called TTP Has no RV at all Working on PHD Excited about her internship [...]
Meet Team #58 Steve Cardenas graduated with his second Guide Dog in Fall of 2013 https://guidedogsoftexas.org/steve-guide-dog-cody/after retiring Guide Dog “Willow”. This team has great years ahead! Steve works at Guide Dogs of Texas as the Grant Manager and “Cody” helps guide him around the office to get his daily duties accomplished!
“After 22 months of training, both by volunteer puppy raisers and certified Guide Dog Mobility Instructors, Captain is ready to begin training with his client, Joel, a Braille specialist in the Lubbock area.” This team #59 was successfully placed in the Spring of 2014