Hind Foundation Networking

GDB's New Puppy Center

For Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Hind Foundation grant funded two elements of the new Center:
The Young Heroes Academy – the area where puppies, once weaned from their mothers, will experience enhanced socialization and enrichment before they are sent to their puppy raiser families. 
Puppy Track – the area, on the outside of the building, where GDB’s volunteer puppy socializers will exercise and socialize the puppies. The Puppy Track is designed to be “spectator-friendly”; visitors can stand alongside the barrier and watch the puppies walking and playing. 
This state-of-the-art 28,000-square-foot facility will provide a safe, warm, and enriching environment for puppies as they begin their life’s journey. The Center will feature four key components:
• Bio secure, healthier, more nurturing habitats for mothers and their pups
• Improved early socialization and enrichment areas for puppies
• Educational displays and interactive learning opportunities for the public
• Improved working environments for staff and volunteers

Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $1,500,000
Year Funded: 2018
Year Completed: 2018

About the Organization
Guide Dogs for the Blind
350 Los Ranchitos Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
(800) 295-4050

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers and a professional staff.