Gene's memorial

Gene raised his first puppy, with his wife Jane, in 1996. He has been a member of the club since then. Here is his obituary

Thank you, Gene and Jane, for raising these wonderful dogs: Hinda, Reona, Wendell, Plato, Nadette, Velma, Trinity, Azura, Trapper, Avis, Brenna, Bianca, Yula and Cypress.

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Our club's history

Formed in 1996, the Boulder Puppy Raisers group began as an adult offshoot of a 4-H club. Since 1996, we have raised over 400 puppies as guide dog candidates for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

As volunteers, we raise puppies from the age of 8-weeks until they are 15-20 months old. The puppies live with us, and they go to work, school, stores, and other places with us. Our goal is to expose the puppies to as many different environments and experiences as possible, to prepare them for all that they will encounter as a working dog. We also teach the puppies basic commands, good house manners, and provide them with socialization experiences. When the puppy is ready, they return to the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus to receive formal training.

Our club meets on Tuesday evenings at various locations. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please check the club calendar for dates and locations.

Contact Us

Contact Information 


What to contact for 


Website or Facebook

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  • I want to train a puppy.
  • Send me pictures of your puppy.
  • Tell me about broken links on the website.
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  • Tell me I forgot to put the calendar up.
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Special Events

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About Boulder guide dog puppies

We are a group of volunteer puppy raisers for Guide Dogs for the Blind, located in Boulder County, Colorado. Our goal is to raise puppies to their fullest potential and to help spread the mission of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

At any given time, we have 10-15 puppies and raiser families, plus a number of valuable puppy sitters. If you are interested in becoming a puppy raiser or sitter, please contact Guide Dogs for the Blind through the puppy raising department, or you can also check our calendar on the right hand side of the screen and come to a meeting to start getting involved! Feel free to join us!