Each NGBC pup at 7 months old posing for the camera.

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NBC TODAY Puppies with a Purpose

For the next 16 months, TODAY and NBC station anchors will be part of the Foundation and VetDogs “puppy raising team” to help all five sibling puppies become either a guide or service dog.  On NBC's TODAY and Atlanta's NBC 11Alive, the puppies will follow a guide dog training curriculum, while the puppies at KNBC Los Angeles, and WBAL-TV NBC Baltimore will follow a service dog path.

With the guidance of experienced dog handlers in each city, each NBC team will help raise and train the puppies during their designated morning shows.  At the end of 16 months, the puppies will continue their formal guide or service dog training with a certified instructor from the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs and will be matched with a person who is visually impaired, or with a disabled veteran.

Izzy - NBC Atlanta

Zuma - NBC Los Angeles

Brady - NBC Boston

Camden - NBC Baltimore

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Support the Class of 2019

The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are committed to providing our special dogs free of charge to people across North America with disabilities.  Beginning February 26, 2018 and running through June 2019, our goal is to raise $500,000 to change more lives through the partnership of a guide or service dog.  However, we can’t train and place these dogs on our own  – we need YOUR help!
You can provide life-changing guide and service dogs to those who need them by donating today.

  • 1,611,039 of $2,000,000 raised so far

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About Us

The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are sister 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations.  The Guide Dog Foundation provides guide and service dogs to people who are blind, have low vision, or other special needs.  America’s VetDogs provides guide and service dogs to veterans and first responders. 

An individual with a guide or service dog from the Guide Dog Foundation or America’s VetDogs gains increased independence and enhanced mobility, allowing them to live without boundaries.