Portland area dog lovers, kids, Kleenex, and cameras are welcome every other Saturday at Guide Dogs for the Blind’s heartwarming public graduation ceremonies at the organization’s campus in Boring.These public events honor the independence and companionship that GDB’s exceptional guide dogs provide for the people they will serve, but they also allow GDB clients to meet the committed puppy raisers who cared for their canine heroes until they were old enough to begin formal training at the campus. Graduation day public tours of the campus are offered at 10:30 a.m. or noon on the days of the ceremonies. Pre-registered large tour groups are also welcome.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; it is a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. GDB prepares highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of its services are provided free of charge. GDB receives no government funding. Graduations allow puppy raisers to present the dogs that they raised, and bring together the community with the GDB Class of ’18 and with the families and friends of graduates and puppy raisers.
Show up at GDB’s campus a few minutes before graduations. Call 1-503-668-2100 for campus tour reservations. Visit www.guidedogs.com for more information.Location
Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus
Contact Jacob Schatte