Teaching others about Guide Dogs has been part of the culture of our organization for years. We enjoy sharing what these amazing animals do, how they help their handlers, and how to act around a guide dog team. We know that young people like to learn about guide dogs and become comfortable when a guide dog passes through their lives.
For teachers and youth leaders, we encourage you to seek information about Guide Dogs and the amazing work that they do each day. Call us or e-mail us to discuss ideas for your students.
One project that has been successful is to conduct a class fundraiser, teaching the value of team work and math project skills by having class members raise money while coloring in the guide dog. Request a copy of this project poster by calling us or e-mailing us. Actual poster size is approximately 3 foot by 2 foot.
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 [...]
San Antonio native Bruce Hooper was a successful, 52-year-old, traveling salesman for Spalding Sports Worldwide, selling golf equipment throughout Texas when one day while driving through Corpus Christi his eyesight drastically changed. “All of a sudden I couldn’t read the street signs and got lost,” he said. Hooper was diagnosed with macular degeneration, which left [...]