Guide Dogs of the Desert (GDD) was founded in 1972 by Lion Bud Maynard. Our mission is to improve the lives of the blind by creating opportunities for life-changing independence, and by conducting community outreach and education programs. Since our inception, we have graduated more than 1,000 student/dog teams. We offer safe mobility, loving companionship and the “miracle of independence” through the use of a guide dog.
Guide Dogs of the Desert is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation—An overseeing body that reviews best practices and ensures that high operational standards are maintained.
information and photos retrieved from: www.guidedogsofthedesert.org