About Leader Dogs For The Blind

"People always joke that 'dog' spells 'god' backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are."Linda Blair

Leader Dogs For The Blind is one of the largest schools for training service dogs in the nation, founded in 1939. About 300 dogs a year graduate from the remarkable 14 acre campus and they go on to mean independence to their new masters. Four of those graduates got their first year of training in our house. Here are some pix of a few of the five pups my wife and I have raised for Leader Dogs.

Leader Dog SportLeader DogLeader Dog JazzLeader Dog Wags
From left to right: Sport, our first, is navigating the streets of Mexico City, Layla is working in Southern California, Jasmine is working in Fort Worth, and Wags is working in Northern Virginia.

Exterior of the Wienermobile

In February 2009, Sunshine and I got to ride in the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile in Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade. She is shown here with "Hotdoggers" Molly Fergus and Amanda Maurer. Sunshine is now working in Madrid, Spain.

Interior of the Wienermobile

Here's the inside of the Wienermobile. That's Molly at the wheel, her mother at left, and Mary Ann Brauneis, retired owner of a popular Southside hotdog pushcart. There's a mean sound system in this chariot.

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