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Every seven minutes someone in America becomes legally blind or visually impaired.

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   Guide Dogs of the Desert

Guide Dogs of the Desert provides custom trained guide dogs for safe mobility, loving companionship and life-enhancing independence to the blind.




Please note - there is construction blocking the LEFT AND RIGHT turns onto Dillon Road.
You cannot turn on Dillon to reach us from either direction on the 62.
Please continue up the 62 and turn LEFT on Painted Hills Road - crossing over the 62 and taking the Painted Hills Road Detour.
Follow the orange Dillon Road Detour signs to get to the school.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Carl Ruiz and Trooper

Carl Ruiz and Trooper   

Guide Dogs of the Desert client, Carl Ruiz, explains how his life changed after getting his guide dog. He chose Guide Dogs of the Desert because of their family environment, personalization and individual attention to each client.  

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SFC Carl Ruiz RET, received Trooper in October, 2008. Trooper was raised by COL Elizabeth Mittelstaedt, RET.                                       


Guide Dogs of the Desert Proudly Collaborates with  
Custom Canines Service Dog Academy  
Since 2006, Custom Canines has been an honored partner in the training and placement of “career change” dogs from Guide Dogs of the Desert,
for PTSD, Autism, and Medical Alert.


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Guide Dogs of the Desert is proud to be a CFC charity. Please designate
# 25219
on your CFC Pledge Card.

AmazonSmile will donate
An Extra $5.00
to Guide Dogs of the Desert
through the end of March, 2014.

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content, please bear with us. We are in the process of some changes
and will have everything updated soon.