Graduating Class #394




Graduating Class #394
Class #394 graduated on July 10, 2016!

We’re proud to introduce the graduates, pictured from left: Kim Samco and Guide Dog Keeva; Don Wilson and Guide Dog Otto; Denise Martinez and Guide Dog Wafi; Daniel Gonzales and Guide Dog Boris; Vernice Norris and Guide Dog Picasso; Cyntia Vivians and Guide Dog Wonder; Katrina Stanley and Guide Dog Pali; Joy Wolf and Guide Dog Adam; and Jeff Hedberg-Thomas and Guide Dog Kaleb. Guide Dogs of America instructors for Class #394 pictured standing, from left: Sean Chiles, Linda Hawes, Mindy Romero, and Alejandra Maldonado.

Daniel Gonzales and Guide Dog Boris, a Labrador RetrieverDaniel Gonzales and Guide Dog Boris, a Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raisers: The Reinhart family
Harness Sponsorship: Camarillo Amber’s Light Lions Club

Jeff Hedberg-Thomas and Guide Dog Kaleb, a German ShepherdJeff Hedberg-Thomas and Guide Dog Kaleb, a German Shepherd

Puppy Raisers: Karen and Lily Brodie
Travel Sponsorship: Shirley Donoho

Denise Martinez and Guide Dog Wafi, a Labrador RetrieverDenise Martinez and Guide Dog Wafi, a Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raiser: Michelle Ramos
Harness Sponsorship for Wafi: Hope View Elementary School

Vernice Norris and Guide Dog Picasso, a Labrador RetrieverVernice Norris and Guide Dog Picasso, a Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raiser: Judi Paxton
Harness Sponsorship: Petroleum Marketing Equipment (PME)

Kim Samco and Guide Dog Keeva, a German ShepherdKim Samco and Guide Dog Keeva, a German Shepherd

Puppy Raisers: The Prince family
Harness Sponsorship: Heather Walkus and “Nimitz”

Katrina Stanley and Guide Dog Pali, a Labrador RetrieverKatrina Stanley and Guide Dog Pali, a Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raisers: Rick and Melanie Anderson
Formal Training Sponsorhip: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees’ Reaching Out (LM AERO) Club, Palmdale, CA
Harness Sponsorship: The San Gabriel Valley Puppy Raisers

Cyntia Vivians and Guide Dog Wonder, a Labrador RetrieverCyntia Vivians and Guide Dog Wonder, a Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raisers: Greg and Fiona Hahn
Harness Sponsorship: Garretson Elementary School

Don Wilson and Guide Dog Otto, a Golden Retriever x Labrador RetrieverDon Wilson and Guide Dog Otto, a Golden Retriever x Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raisers: Brian and Tina Lockwood
Formal Training Sponsor: Sandy Bennett
Harness Sponsorship: Sandy Bennett

Joy Wolf and Guide Adam, Golden Retriever x Labrador RetrieverJoy Wolf and Guide Dog Adam, a Golden Retriever x Labrador Retriever

Puppy Raiser: Robert Ruby
Harness Sponsorship: Celeste and Gerald Kennedy and Family

Thank you to the puppy raisers and the sponsors who make these life-changing partnerships possible! We are also grateful to Class #394 donors Northridge Women’s Club, The Knisely Family Foundation, and The Alice Ghostley Foundation