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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
The Administration office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sarah Clapp, Executive Director
Trina Began
- Director of Canine Development
Curt Bergeron - Director of Operations, Facilities and Finance
Lori Miller - Director of Breeding
Bob Wendler
- Director of Canine Operations
Debbie Sloss-Coyle - Data Base Manager
Marjorie Griffith - Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Shean Pao - Creative Manager

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

Bob Wendler, Director of Canine Operations
Emily Goodland, GDMI and Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Michal Anna Padilla, GDMI and Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Admissions and Client Outreach                                                           760-329-6257
Linda Samulski

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

Jennifer Pinder -
Angel Coleman
- Technician
Cheri Duncan - Technician

Mike McCullough - Technician
Jacob Mosby - Technician

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

Bob Niez - Chair
Cynthia Woods - Vice Chair

Jim Klocek - Treasurer

Patricia Craine
Phil Dombrowski
Clark Halleren
Raymond McLean
Albert Milauskas, MD
Sha Newman
Leonard Sigdestad, DVM

Honorary Board Members
Arnold and Kit Palmer
James Garner
Peter Marshall
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.