As puppy raisers, our job is to raise puppies to their fullest potential and to be guide dog canidates. Not all puppies are ultimately selected to be working guide dogs (due to either physical or training issues), but all play an important role in the mission of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
These puppies are not considered failures, as they are anything but that! They are called career changed dogs because they go on to many other careers including therapy, search and rescue, diabetic detection, law enforcement, and family pets.
All of the puppies appearing here have already found their new careers, but if you are interested in adopting a career change dog, please visit the adoption information page at Guide Dogs for the Blind. Here's an article that talks about the career change dog adoption program.
Primrose came on the puppy truck on November 11, 2011. She is being raised by Richard and Kyra. Primrose is a golden retriever puppy. She was born on 9/7/2011 to dog mom Jingle and dog dad Franklin. Primrose's recall date is 11/19/2012.
Primrose was career changed and lives with her puppy raisers.
Breanne was raised by Alex, Jen, and Susan. She lives in Colorado with Alex and Jen.
Penda is a female yellow labrador. She came into the club on October 14, 2011. Her date of birth is August 5, 2011. Her dog mom is Racine and her dog dad is Jay. Penda is being raised by Sharyl, Matt, Zoe, and Anya.
Penda was career changed for stress reasons.
Baby Kaelyn is a female, black labrador. She came off the puppy truck on November 11, 2011. Kaelyn was born on 8/22/2011 to dog mom Trella and dog dad Pike.
She is being raised by Dori and Ellie.
Kaelyn was career changed for stress issues.
Phineas is a handsome yellow labrador. He was born on June 18, 2011 to dog mom Chenille and dog dad David. He is being raised by JulieMarie, lucky, and Michael.
Phineas was career changed on October 2012.
Edmond joined the group on Friday, June 10, 2011. His birthday is April 15, 2011. His dog parents are Nevin and Basia.
Edmond was career changed in August 2012. He retruned to his puppy raising family.
Izzy was raised by Susan and her family. She lives with her raisers.
Razzle is a female black labrador born on May 14, 2010 to dog mom Melody and dog dad Simon.
Spice is a beautiful golden retriever born todog mom Crystal and dog dad O'Ryan in November 2009.
Wasilla was raised by Margaret. She currently lives in Colorado with Margaret.
Montego is a female yellow labrador born on May 3, 2008 to dog mom Mabel and dog dad Damon. She was raised by Lucy, Jake, and family.
Wynette is a female yellow labrador born to dog mom Esther and dog dad Kentucky. She was co-raised by Jill, Kirsten, Angela and their families.
Meyer was born on August 7, 2006 to dog mom Alda and dog dad Neo. Meyer was raised by Angela and Zach and currently lives with them in Colorado.
Roma was born on January 20, 2007 to dog mom Tora and dog dad Benjamin and was raised by Sharon.
Sirocco was born on January 20, 2007 to dog mom Yolette and dog dad Norbert. He was raised by Jess and Mike.
Vonda was co-raised by Emily and Angela. She lives with Emily in Colorado.
Breeze was raised by Claire and family. She is living with Claire in Colorado.
Bosley is a male, black labrador. He was born on July 3, 2006 to dog mom Danuba and dog dad Bruce. He was co-raised by Alex and Amber and their families.
Trapper was raised by Jane and Gene and finished by Lauren.
Avis was raised by Jane and Gene.
Highland was co-raised by Maggie and Chad.
Tempe was co-raised by Maggie and Chad.
Ilona was co-raised by Brynn and Emily. She is living with friends in California.
Welby was raised by Margaret.
Larissa was raised by Heidi and her family. She lives with Heidi in Colorado.
Eden was raised by Lauren and is now living in Colorado.
Trinity was raised by Jane and Gene.
Carrington was raised by Pam.
Durango was raised by Chad, and he currently lives with Chad in Colorado.
Vernoica was raised by Frances, Lucia, and family.
Joan, a female yellow labrador, was raised by Judy and her family.
Clooney was raised by Lauren.
Rhapsody was raised by Melissa.
Albright was raised by Lauren.
Jurgen was raised by Jane and George.
Shelton was raised by Cathy. He currently lives with friends in Colorado.
Swanson was raised by Melissa.
Nimoy was raised by Anne and her family.
Nancy, a female, yellow labrador, was raised by Heidi and her family.
Aladin, a black, male labrador, was raised by Erin.
Brule was raised by Regina.
Carolyn was raised by Claire.
Joe was raised by Chad.
Wendell was raised by Jane and Gene.
Radish was raised by Mark and Lindy.
Bandit was raised by Cindy.
Kearney was raised by Debbi and her family.
Jackson was raised by Regina.
Nautilus was raised by Karen.
Thaddeus was raised by Dana and Griffin.
Wagner was raised by Claire.
Danae was raised by Kirsten.
Puzzle was raised by Regina.
Niles was a german shepard puppy raised by Debbie and her family.
Martin was a yellow, male labrador raised by Gwen. Martin was career changed because he growled at the vet when his temperature was taken. He was adopted by a couple who loved him very much.
Valor was born on February 12, 1997 and he died at the age of 12 and a half in the Summer of 2009.
Ashanti is a female yellow labrador born on June 25, 2007 to dog mom Rasberry and dog dad Benjamin. Ashanti was co-raised by Tara, Heidi, and their families.
Rufus is a male, yellow labrador. He was born on June 30, 2007 to dog mom Kalina and dog dad Durango. He was co-raised by Amber, Alex, and their families.
Frisbee is a male yellow labrador born to dog mom Audrey and dog dad Denzel on 7/21/09.
Solo is a male yellow labrador born 4/27/09 to dog mom is Courtney and dog dad is Astro.