Guide Dogs - Guide Dogs of America

Guide Dogs of America

 
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Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceGuide Dogs of America breeds, raise and train guide dogs for the visually impaired.

We provide room and board for the visually impaired individuals at the facility where, they are instructed in the use of their guide dog.
LocationOut of State
Geographical AreaStatewide, Nationwide, and Canada
Intake ProcedureMust complete a written application, along with reports from a physician and go through a personal interview.
Intake Requirements- Must be legally blind
- Be physically able to walk a mile or 2 each day
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have completed formal Orientation & Mobility Training
- Be experienced, independent traveler
- Able to direct a dog through at least 3-4 meaningful routes on a daily basis
- Be able to provide and afford necessary care for the ownership of the dog
- Be motivated to accept the hard work and responsibility it takes to be a guide dog partner
- Provide leadership and sound judgment, and understanding that training and development continues throughout the life of the team
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityThe individual must be legally blind and an independent traveler and over the age of 18.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Administration Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (PST)
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 818-362-5834
Physical Site Address 1 13445 Glenoaks Blvd
Physical Site City, State, Zip Sylmar, CA 91342
Main Phone 818-362-5834
TDD Phone 711
Other Phone Toll Free: 1-800-459-4843
Service Location Email mail@guidedogsofamerica.org
Web Address www.guidedogsofamerica.org
 
Additional Information
SourceMesa
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: International Guiding Eyes, Inc.
Affiliated Program: Guide Dogs of America
This Service: Guide Dogs - Guide Dogs of America
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Service Animals (LR-7950)