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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.




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.                                       

Ruby's Palm Springs Flyer. Dine August 11th - August 18th and 20% of your bill will benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert!

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20th Annual Summer Fling! Saturday, August 16th - At GDD. $30 per person. Call Jim at  909-215-7321


For the first 10 Puppy Raisers - Get your dogs name on the Santa Paws 5K Event T-shirts. Download form here

CFC Logo

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

Campaign runs September 1st - December 15th, 2014

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

Shop at - Amazon Smile and GDD will receive .05 of your purchase


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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