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Puppy Raisers and Breeder Host Families
Trina Began - 760-285-5946
Lori Miller - 818-521-0030

Graduate Assistance - Bob Wendler - 760-524-1220


Guide Dogs of the Desert

Administration:  760-329-6257 or 888-883-0022
The Administration office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm


Training: 760-329-6257
The hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 3:30pm


Admissions and Client Outreach 760-329-6257
Linda Samulski

Kennel Operations760-329-1282 or 760-578-8877
The Kennel office is open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm


Wellness Center: 760-329-1282
The Wellness Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Weekend hours by appointment

Puppy Raising and Breeding: 760-329-1282
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
In case of emergencies for breeder dogs or puppies in training, please call
Trina Began
Lori Miller

Mailing Address: -
PO Box 1692, Palm Springs, CA 92263

Campus Address: 60735 Dillon Road, Whitewater, CA 92282


Our Staff

 
Management Team

Sarah Clapp
Executive Director

Trina Began
Canine Development

Curt Bergeron
Finance, Facilities & Operations

Lori Miller
Breeding & Canine Development

Bob Wendler
Canine Operations


Administration

Debbie Sloss-Coyle
Database Manager

Marjorie Griffith
Part-Time Admin. Assistant

Shean Pao
Creative Manager

Linda Samulski
Student Services

Suzanne Suter
Receptionist
 
 
Kennel Manager
Jennifer Pinder
 
Kennel Technicians
Angela Coleman
Cheri Duncan
Mike McCullough
 
Licensed Guide Dog Mobility Instructors and
Orientation and Mobility Specialists

Emily Goodland 
Michal Anna Padilla 

 

Board of Directors

Albert T. Milauskas, MD - Chair
Leonard Sigdestad, DVM - Vice Chair
Cynthia Woods - Secretary

Clark Hallren - Treasurer

Patricia Craine
Phil Dombrowski
Jim Klocek
Raymond McLean

Sha Newman
Bob Niez
 


Honorary Board Members

Peter Marshall
Kit and Arnold Palmer
Tom Sullivan
Dick Van Patten

Betty White



Directions to our campus:
Take the 10 freeway heading West. Take exit 117 to Highway 62 towards Yucca Valley / Twenty Nine Palms/Joshua Tree Turn left at the first cross street Dillon Road (follow the Guide Dogs of the Desert signs).

(If you turn right you will be heading toward Desert Hot Springs.)
Go left up the hill. Taking the driveway to the right will take you to the Kennel building.
The driveway on the left is the auditorium, dormitory and administration buildings.