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
Caleb, a beautiful black Labrador with gentle eyes, officially graduated with his remarkable blind handler, Nolan, as team #0060 from the Guide Dogs of Texas training program. Nolan is a 35 year old man who lives in Austin Texas. Nolan applied for a Guide Dog because he wanted to be able to increase his [...]
Meet Team # 56 Peg & Blossom as of the Fall 2013 Here at Guide Dogs of Texas, we help people’s dreams come true. Dreams come in all shapes and sizes and so do the answers to those dreams. For Peg, an 84 year old resident of Kingwood, Texas, her dream is independent travel around [...]
When the alarm sounds in the morning, Jesse Camacho is greeted by the wagging tail of his guide dog Celia, a playful black Lab with whom he was recently paired. Camacho, 64, has been a client of Guide Dogs of Texas (GDTX) since 2003. His first guide dog from GDTX was Brendie, who, at 11-years-old, [...]
Guide Dogs of Texas Matches Client with New Companion After Bryan Kelley took a bad fall off the steps of a Las Vegas hotel, his wife, Kay, suggested it was time to look into getting a guide dog. “The carpet pattern was all the same everywhere so I missed a step as I was coming [...]