It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a dear friend and supporter of Guide Dogs of the Desert, Steve Maloney. Steve and his wife Yvonne first became affiliated with Guide Dogs of the Desert in 2010 when they sponsored two puppies, Susie and Rusty. Since becoming avid devotees of GDD, they have sponsored a total of eleven puppies.
In 2015, the Maloneys generously began to host our annual Dog Day Afternoon Luncheon at Smoke Tree Ranch. This yearly enjoyable event has provided GDD resources needed to unite visually impaired individuals with a guide dog.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Yvonne and the entire Maloney family.