Our experienced puppy raising club for Guides Dogs for the Blind welcomes new puppy raisers from Nevada County and Placer County, including Nevada City, Grass Valley, Colfax, Auburn, Newcastle, Foresthill, Roseville, and all towns in between! If you are interested in raising a puppy, please click on the “Contact Us” button and we look forward to hearing from you. If you do not live in the Placer/Nevada County area, please contact Guide Dogs for the Blind and they will direct you to the puppy raising club nearest your home.

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8 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. sandra zarate

    I think the guide dog for the blind is the most wonderful organization. And sometime day when the time is right for me I would love to participate in raising a puppy. I admire and Pam and Miike for their honorable mission in doing what they do for guide dogs. They are a wonderful example to follow. I LOVE DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sandra Zarate


    1. Sandra, we hope one day that you will be able to raise a guide dog. Guide Dogs for the Blind is a wonderful organization to be a part of. We love Mike and Pam, too! They are fabulous people to know. We are blessed to have them in our group.


    1. Hello Karenna,

      I’m so sorry for my late reply. I was out of state visiting my daughter and granddaughter in South Carolina. Our group meets three times a month – 1st and 2nd Sundays from 2:00-4:00 pm and the 3rd Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 pm. We hold meetings in anywhere from Roseville to Grass Valley. You can check out our quarterly meeting schedule, which can be found on the “Documents” tab of our website. I hope to meet you one day, Karenna. We would love to have you a part of our group.


  2. Sue Klabunde

    We are active GDB raisers with Eyes for Tomorrow in Reno, moving to Auburn in January. We would like to visit your club in January. Can you please share when and where your meetings in January will be?

    Thank you.


    1. Hello, Sue!

      How exciting! We meet on the first and second Sundays of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm and on the fourth Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 pm. I have information for you, but would prefer to send it to you via email. Please email me at unruhs@aol.com. I look forward to meeting you.

      Susie Unruh


  3. Samantha

    My daughter and I would be interested in getting more information on raising a puppy and what is involved. She is 14 years old.
    Are you allowed to have other dogs at home? We have two dogs and a cat in our home.
    Thank you!


    1. Hello Samantha,

      I’m so glad you are interested in raising these wonderful dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind. First and foremost, you need a willing heart, a teachable spirit and a lot of time. There is a lot involved in raising these dogs, but I will teach you all you need to know for raising a dog.

      Two dogs and a cat is a lot, but we will need to talk about your dogs first and find out if they are a good match for raising a Guide Dog puppy.

      Email me at unruhs@aol.com with your email address and phone number, and let’s set a time when we can talk on the phone.

      Susie Unruh


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