Guide Dog Foundation Blog

New Year, New Goals 

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Another new year is upon us, which brings about a desire in many people to improve their lives in some way. About 38.5% of adults make resolutions, but only 9% actually keep them. Read More

IS RAWHIDE BAD FOR DOGS?

Dogs and bones have been synonymous since the beginning of time. It’s no secret that most dogs love to chew. It can alleviate boredom and be a great outlet if your dog is stressed. Bones can also be a great way to help keep tartar in check, improving your dog’s dental health... Read more  .

Holiday Pet Safety and Tips


The holiday season is upon us, and we're sharing a few ways you can make the holiday season extra special (and safe) for your furry friend! Read more!

Leaving a Rewarding Legacy


As we mark National Make-A-Will Month in August, National Estate Planning Awareness Week in October, and prepare for the year-end season of charitable giving, now is a good time to explore estate planning including making a will. Doing so can provide immediate and long-term benefits to you, your loved ones, and the nonprofits closest to your heart. Read More .

Pet-Safe Cleaning Products 


Keeping a clean house and healthy pets simultaneously is possible, as long as you as a pet owner are aware of the products you're using and where your pets are when you’re using chemicals.  The most important thing to remember is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions... Read More .

History of GivingTuesday


#GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to nonprofit organizations in one day - the day after Cyber Monday. Learn where the idea came from and how this international day of giving has a global impact. Read more.

How Often Should I Take My Guide Dog to the Vet?

Guide dogs are working dogs and like any dog, it’s recommended that they go to the vet at least once a year for an annual check-up. An annual check-up normally consists of a wellness exam, in which a physical is conducted. In addition, the vet will document your dog’s physical growth and mention any concerns about their health. Read more about the importance of veterinary care for your guide dog.

Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

Plants can improve air quality in your home, as well as add color and style. If you have indoor dogs, you want to be aware of which plants can cause harm. Read more

Things You Should Never Feed Your Dog


Take the time to know the dangers certain foods and substances pose to man’s best friend, and keep them away from your dog. Read More .