Tagged with Guide Dogs

Meet Our State Dog

Most states have state birds and state flowers. And, at least 13 have state dogs. Many reflect their homegrown origins, like Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Massachusetts’ Boston Terrier and the Alaskan Malamute from our 49th state. Others, like the “working dog” in New York, are intended to honor broader categories of canines. Recently, New Jersey … Continue reading

Born to Serve

  Meet Otter, a Golden Retriever pup. He is on his way to becoming a guide dog for the blind. Otter’s story began at the Seeing Eye’s 300 acre breeding farm in Chester, New Jersey, where he spent yappy happy days playing with his brothers and sisters. Then he was placed with a puppy raiser … Continue reading


The Seeing Eye, located in Morristown, New Jersey, is the oldest guide dog school in the world. Since 1929, they have provided over 16,000 canine partners to people who are blind or visually impaired. Each one has an inspiring and unique story to tell.  Here are a few of them. BECCA MEYERS AND BIRDIE Becca … Continue reading


  “They showed me how to put the harness on the dog, and we started down the road. As my legs stretched out and my shoulders went back and my head went up and the wind blew in my face, I knew I had my independence.” –Morris Frank. Co-Founder of The Seeing Eye®- The Seeing … Continue reading


On January 29, The Seeing Eye in Morristown, New Jersey celebrated its 85th anniversary. The Seeing Eye is the oldest guide dog school in the world, and the only one with a copyright on the term “Seeing Eye Dogs”. It was co-founded by Morris Frank, a young Nashville insurance salesman who was blind, and Dorothy … Continue reading