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I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to

well would like to hear you opinion and suggestions ...
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Re:I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



Guide Dog of The Desert in Palm Springs.


Re:I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



Guide dogs for the blind in San Rafael Ca. That's where I'm getting mine. They get back to you right away and are quite helpful


Re:I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



Hi.... Guide dogs for the blind is great, but it depends on whether you are 18 yet with them. It would definitely be more convenient for you there, as it's a lot closer, but if you're planning on getting our dog before you turn 18, you may have to treck over to the eastern coast. I got my dog at guiding eyes when I was 16. They are super cool, and you get to work in NYC. They matched me with my dog perfectly and their training program is excellent. It's definitely a bit farther away though... :)


Re:I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



Actually at guide dogs for the blind you just have to be 16 to be eligible


Re:I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



Really? Did they change it? When I was searching for schools, which was only two ears ago, they said you had to be 18. Interesante... Cool, then maybe guide dogs for the blind would be perfect for you. Haha, i love guiding eyes though. :P Course, I'm from Md, so my family could come to the graduation and everything, which was nice.


Re:I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



I went to Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Oct. 2011
The staff was very nice, helpful, and made sure things were going well. I know it is quite a ways away from CA but its worth looking into if you can handle NY you can handle any other place in the US.
I had a GREAT experience there!


Re: I'm from california and thinking of getting a guide dog but don't know what school to go to



What kind of dog do you have?

Sarah and Wizard


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