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Grass Exercise Area of the New Student Residence

For Guide Dogs for the Blind

In 2012, the Hind Foundation granted $100,000 to the Guide Dogs for the Blind for the development of one of three Grass Exercise Areas of the New Student Residence located on their San Rafael campus. The excercise area is a 650 square foot space where students who are training with their new Guide Dogs get to relax and exercise their dogs in the morning and evening. The grassy area is a place where students can bond with their Guides and also spend time with other students exercising their dogs. It is a time to reflect on the day and think about the hard work that has taken place earlier. 

Noteworthy Outcomes

  • Bonding
    The grass area provides a space where the students can take the harnesses off their Guides. This is a time for the dogs to romp and play - once the harness comes back on it is back to Guide work! This is a very healthy, special, enjoyable and much needed time for both.


Area of Funding: Plant & Wildlife Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $100,000
Year Funded: 2013
Year Completed: 2013

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.