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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 the blind, and for those with special needs, for safe mobility, companionship, and independence.




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.                                       


Purchase your 2015 Guide Dog Calendars!

The 2015 Guide Dogs of the Desert Calendars are here!
Order yours today! Calendars are $5.00 plus $2.25 for shipping.

Please call Debbie to order yours at 760-329-6257


Alaska Cruise to support Guide Dogs of the Desert! 
7-Day Inside Passage
on the
Ruby Princess

          Embark:            07/12/2015
          Disembark:       07/19/2015


Interior: $949
Ocean View: $1,599
Balcony:  $1,799

A portion of the commision will be donated to Guide Dogs of the Desert

To view the Tracy Arm Fjord video:

  Click here to download the pdf flyer for more information


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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

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

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Guide Dogs of the Desert every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Guide Dogs of the Desert!


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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