Former Club Dogs (Pocono Guiding Pups)

Getting the puppy was the easy part. Letting them go when it was time was so much more difficult!

It was bittersweet when our pups went back. We knew they would do great things with their future: their potential as dog guides had been bred into them with careful selection. They would go far, and we would miss them, but were so proud of what they would accomplish!  We did, after all, raise these dogs for The Seeing Eye™ to help another person have the degree of independence that every individual deserves.


Delaware Water Gap Trolley RideJim Thorpe Train RideMini Golfing

We Remember Them - Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

At the rising of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us
as we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us
as we remember them.
© Jewish Prayer Book/ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

 

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Morris

Morris as a pupLabrador Retriever

DOB: April 26, 2012

Arrived: June 13, 2012

Sire: Gibson

Dam: Linda

Morris and his puppy raiser are currently members of another club after ours closed.

Here Morris curls up with his Grandfather, Saber. Saber was adopted back by his family when his career with The Seeing Eye had completed.

Morris curls up with his grandfather, Saber

 

 

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Frosty

Frosty wears a Christmas bell collar Frosty with Paige

 

Labrador Retriever

DOB: October 25, 2011

Arrived: December 12, 2011

Sire: Linus

Dam: Oreo

Returned: January 9, 2013

 

 

 

Frosty's postcard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn

GSD puppyAutumn at Tractor Supply

German Shepherd

DOB: October 1, 2011

Arrived: November 18, 2011

Sire: Wayne

Dam: Joy

Returned: October 16, 2012

 

 

Removed from the program shortly after her return due to inability to adjust to living in the kennel; adopted back by her raisers.







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Vegas

puppy VegasVegas at Mini Golf

German Shepherd

Dob: July 21, 2011

Arrived: September 14, 2011

Sire: Wayne

Dam: Rosina


Special needs boy: has an eye problem called Persistent pupillary membranes (PPMs)

Returned: September 24, 2012










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Fray

such sad eyes on Fray!Fraoy looks so proud in her vest
Labrador Retriever

DOB: April 25, 2011

Arrived:June 13, 2011

Sire: Mitch

Dam: Tracy

Returned: June 18, 2012

Removed for lack of confidence November 2012 and adopted back by her family

 

 

 

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Xen


Puppy Xen sits in a fire helmetXen at his town walk

Labrador Retriever

DOB: March 17, 2011

Arrived: May 4, 2011

Sire: Mitch

Dam: Linda

Returned: June 6, 2012

Town walk october 2012





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Madison

Madison in the baby carrier at 7 weeks oldMadison sits in front of a leafy background at 5 1/2 months oldGerman Shepherd

Dob: May 27, 2011

Arrived: July 15, 2011

Sire: Fritz

Dam: Donna

Special needs boy: has a medical condition called Megaesophagus

Returned: November 9th, 2011

Removed from the program due to no improvement in the Megaesophagus. Adopted out by The Seeing Eye.

 

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Charlie

Charlie lies in the grass, looking at the cameraCharlie in front of the Christmas tree
Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Cross

DOB: April 10, 2010

Arrived: June 1, 2010

Sire: George

Dam Adrian

Returned: October 19, 2011

Removed from the program due to "animal aggression." Adopted back by the family who raised him.

 

Raising Charlie a community effort


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

In June of 2010 we brought a 7 week old black (golden retriever, labrador retriever cross) puppy named Charlie into our family from The Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J. As a puppy-raiser our responsibility was to socialize him and give him as many opportunities as possible until he was old enough to return to The Seeing Eye for formal training.

The Seeing Eye supported us through frequent emails, visits, and a well established puppy club in Tannersville.

We never imagined that so many people in the area would join us in our mission to raise Charlie. We'd especially like to thank the Lehighton Area School District who welcomed Charlie at all school events, the staff and students at Shull-David Elementary who encouraged and loved him every day, Dr. Squires at Forest Inn Veterinary who donated all of her services for Charlie, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mahoning for welcoming him at church, and the many businesses and organizations who gave Charlie access.

Raising Charlie was truly a community effort!

On October 19 Charlie returned to The Seeing Eye for his formal training. He has passed his initial health screening. Charlie will continue working with professional trainers for approximately four months as he learns to be a Seeing Eye Dog. His ultimate mission is to give someone independence with dignity.

Thank you to everyone who supported The Seeing Eye and their mission by loving Charlie.

With great

appreciation,

Ryan, Jan, Nolan & Logan


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Titus

Puppy picTitus at the bowling alley
German Shepherd

DOB: September 20, 2010

Arrived: November 8, 2010

Sire: Wayne

Dam: Hazel

Returned: September 29, 2011 for medical evaluation

Removed from the program due to fear of stairs and adopted out by The Seeing Eye.

 





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Heinz

Puppy picHeinz on a boat ride
Labrador Retriever

DOB: January 12, 2010

Arrived: March 2nd, 2010

Sire: Saber

Dam: Bridget

Returned: July 18, 2011

Update from the puppy raiser October 2011: His trainer loves his happy-go-lucky personality and because of that Heinz gets to accompany her while she talks to tour groups. He even participated in the Open house. His work is progressing however he can get distracted by other dogs....

From the puppy raiser April 16, 2012: It seems Heinz is on his way to California. He was placed with a 60 year old woman who teaches electronics to the visual impaired. It seems she is very active, likes to horseback ride and go hiking. She goes for a 5 mile walk everyday, so Heinz will lead an active life also. The woman is married and also has a rabbit and 3 cats.

Heinz's town walk was scheduled for December 13, 2011.

Photo compliment of The Seeing Eye™**

Update 4/16/12 from the puppy raiser: "It seems Heinz is on his way to California.

He was placed with a 60 year old woman who teaches electronics to the visual impaired. It seems she is very active, likes to horseback ride and go hiking.

She goes for a 5 mile walk everyday, so Heinz will lead an active life also.

The woman is married and also has a rabbit and 3 cats."




















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Vulcan

Vulcan stares up with such sad eyes!Vulcan watches the baseball game
Golden Retriever

DOB: December 7th, 2009

Arrived: April 23, 2010 (FOP* puppy)

Sire: Spike

Dam:Chris


Returned: June 28, 2011

*Family out of Program. Vulcan's 1st family raised him for three months. When his penchant for eating socks resulted in having one surgically removed, Vulcan was moved to another family.

August 5, 2011: Dismissed from the program due to "dog distraction."
Adopted out by The Seeing Eye.

 







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Ziggy

GSD Ziggy on a pink fluffy dog bedGSD Ziggy sits proudly in the grassGerman Shepherd

DOB: December 22, 2009

Arrived: February 8, 2010

Sire: Opie

Dam: Opera

Returned: June 13, 2011

August 3rd, 2011: Puppy raiser received the letter telling him that Ziggy was about to start formal training.

October 21, 2011: Puppy raiser received the invitation for Ziggy's town walk!


Update from the puppy raiser December 27, 2011: Ziggy graduated and got matched with a fellow from Cincinnati OH. Ziggy'll be thrilled when he finds out Cincinnati is the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He's a big fan of Dylan!

Photo compliment of The Seeing Eye™**


Ziggy sits proudly in harness

 

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Kisha

GSD Kisha lays on a tile floorGSD Kisha sits on the red floor of a train
German Shepherd

DOB: February 1, 2010

Arrived: March 22nd, 2010

Sire: Nevada

Dam: Destiny


Returned: February 9, 2011

Dismissed from the program due to a heart arrhythmia; adopted out by The Seeing Eye.


 

 

 

 



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Valla
Valla's reflection is behind her at Jack Williams Tire.

yellow cross Valla has such sad eyes!Labrador Cross

DOB: March 22, 2009

Arrived: May 11, 2009

Sire: Lloyd

Dam: Flora

Returned: August 19, 2010

Graduated in February 2011; matched with a woman in NYC as her 5th Seeing Eye dog.





Photo compliment of The Seeing Eye™**

Valla in harness

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Orson

OrsonPuppy picGerman Shepherd

DOB: November 5, 2008

Arrived: December 23, 2008

Sire: Kent

Dam: Whitney

Returned: April 15, 2010

Graduated in February 2011; matched with a software engineerer in Texas. Orson is his 5th Guide dog.







Photo compliment of The Seeing Eye™**

Orson in harness

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Nani

Nani at Mazilla in November 2009Nani leans against her puppy raiserLabrador Retriever

DOB: February 18, 2009

Arrived: April 8, 2009

Sire: Lloyd

Dam: Adrian

Returned: February 18, 2010

Out of the program on March 5, 2010 due to "body sensitivity."

Adopted back by her family.

 

 




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Astro

Puppy Astroat Pocono Township Community dayLabrador Retriever

DOB: September 2008

Arrived: November 24, 2008

Sire: Saber

Dam: Nougat

Returned: January 7, 2010

October 2010: Astro has been placed with a 24 year old male in Missouri. He is living with 2 other roommates, 2 cats and 4 birds.





Photo compliments of The Seeing Eye™**

Astro in harness

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Lorna

Golden pupAt Pocono Township Community Day(sister of Legacy)

Golden Retriever

DOB: September 28, 2008

Arrived: November 18, 2008

Sire: Stav

Dam: Abba

Returned: December 22, 2009

Removed from the program February 2010 due to "poor car manners."

Adopted back by family.






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Legacy

Golden pupAt Pocono Playhouse(brother of Lorna)

Golden Retriever

DOB: September 28, 2008

Arrived: November 17, 2008

Sire: Stav

Dam: Abba

Returned: December 2009

From the puppy raiser: Legacy made it through to a woman in Canada. She has had several dogs but feels that Lego is special and is very happy with him.






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Rosie

Rosie tugs on a dog bedGolden RetrieverGolden Retriever

DOB: July 11, 2008

Arrived: August 29, 2008

Sire: Zeno

Dam: Dakota

Returned: November 2009

Removed from the program for "lack of confidence" and adopted back by her family.


 

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Patriot

GSD pup PatriotGSDGerman Shepherd

DOB: March 28, 2008

Arrived: May 15, 2008

Sire: Kent

Dam: Nell

Returned: May 2009

June 2009: Removed from the program due to hip laxtivity.

Adopted back by his family





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Ram

Puppy RamGSDGerman Shepherd

DOB: 12/14/07

Arrived: February 1st, 2008

Sire: Opie

Dam: Ruby

Returned: May 11, 2009

An update December 2009 from the puppy raiser: "Ram was teamed up with a 57 yr old lady from the southwest. I knew I should have taught him something about rattlesnakes and scorpions! And she's a writer/author ..."


Photo compliments of The Seeing Eye™**

Ram's graduation picture


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Robbi

Puppy Robbi wearing a hatRobbi on her town walkLabrador Retriever

DOB: September 3, 2007

Arrived: October 23, 2007

Sire: Waldo

Dam: Sophala

Returned: April 8, 2009

May 2010 from the puppyraiser: She was placed with a 55 year old woman in North Carolina. She is a retiree who works at a church as a reverend and Robbi is her 5th guide from TSE.






Photo compliments of The Seeing Eye™**

Robbi's graduation picture

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Hummer

Labrador Retriever

DOB: August 10, 2007

Arrived: September 27th, 2007

Sire: Emmons

Dam: Magic

Returned: March 5, 2009

Hummer is working with a man in Ontario, Canada, his third.

 

 

 






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Envy

Golden Retriever

DOB: DOB: May 5, 2008

Arrived: June 23, 2008

Sire: Darby

Dam: China

Returned: February 9, 2009

March 2009: Removed from program due to chronic car sickness.

Adopted back by her family.






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Nigel

Puppy pic of NigelNigel dressed as a butterflyLabrador Retriever

DOB: May 17, 2007

Arrived: July 5, 2007

Sire: Waldo

Dam: Erma

Returned: January 7, 2009

Removed from program spring of 2010 due to "small dog distraction." Adopted back by his family.




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Black cross HarlowBlack cross HarlowHarlow

(sister of Hilo)
Labrador Cross

DOB: January 14, 2007

Sire: Kodiak

Dam: Glisten

Arrived: September 27th, 2007 (FOP*)

Returned: September 7th, 2008

November 6, 2008 Removed from program because her hip xrays did not score high enough to be a working dog. Adopted back by her family.


*Family out of Program. Harlow's 1st family raised her for nine months before deciding they did not have time to continue working with her.

 

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Hilo

Yellow cross HiloYellow cross Hilo(sister of Harlow)

Labrador Cross

DOB: January 14, 2007

Sire: Kodiak

Dam: Glisten

Arrived: March 6th, 2007

Returned: August, 2008


Hilo is working with a man in Texas, his fourth guide.











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Valor

GSD ValorValor peers out from a tablecloth
German Shepherd

DOB: December 14, 2006

Sire: Hudson

Dam: Tacoma

Arrived: February 2, 2007

Returned: July 2, 2008

September 2008: Removed from the program due to a neurological problem.

Adopted out by The Seeing Eye.




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Karter

GSD puppyGSDGerman Shepherd

DOB: November 9, 2006

Sire: Hudson

Dam: Tacoma

Arrived: December 2006

Returned: June 26, 2008

April 2009: Placed with a 44 yr old gentleman from Arkansas. Karter is his first guide dog from The Seeing Eye , but not his first guide dog.

 


Photo compliments of The Seeing Eye™**

GSD Karter's graduation picture

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Beau

Yellow cross BeauYellow cross BeauLabrador/Golden Retriever Cross

DOB: October 20, 2006

Sire: Vegas

Dam: Carrie

Arrived: December 2006

Returned: May 29, 2008

April 2009: Removed from the program after a soft spot was discovered on his trachea

Adopted back by his family






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Jamaica

Jamaica with a toyJamaica at KnoebelsGerman Shepherd

DOB: August 26, 2006

Sire: Jess

Dam: Toni

Arrived: October 2006

Returned: September 25, 2007


Removed from the program due incompatibility with guide work.

Adopted out by The Seeing Eye




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Finigan

Finigan at a baseball gameFinigan at the baseball gameLabrador Cross

DOB: May 11, 2006

Sire: Pedro

Dam: Twinkles

Arrived: Summer 2006

Returned: September 12, 2007

Working as a Guide in Philadelphia with a teacher






 

Photo compliments of The Seeing Eye™**

Finigan's graduation picture



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Anika

Labrador Cross

DOB: January 13, 2006

Sire: Aaron

Dam: Emma

Arrived: February 2005

Returned: June 11, 2007

Working as a Guide in AZ


**Photo from The Seeing Eye™**


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Saber

Labrador Retriever

DOB: December 4, 2005

Sire: Donner

Dam: Irish

Arrived: Winter 2006

Returned: June 7, 2007

In the breeding program at The Seeing Eye

Update October 2010: sent to Finland to participate in their breeding program.

June 24, 2011: Adopted back by his puppy raising family.

From Saber's puppy raiser: I just wanted you to know that after 4 years Saber arrived home yesterday. He is just as affectionate and happy as I remember him to be. He seemed excited to see us and quickly fell back into our routine. I do think he remembers us. He seems to be very comfortable and relaxed, he even went back to his usual spot to sleep. I am sending you a photo of Saber and his son Heinz.

**Photo from The Seeing Eye™**

Heinz with his father, Saber


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Ashton

German Shepherd

DOB:

Sire:

Dam:

Arrived:

Returned: March 19, 2007

Working as a Guide in Southern California with a business woman


**Photo from The Seeing Eye™**


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Primo

German Shepherd

DOB:

Sire:

Dam:

Arrived: Spring 2006

Returned: April 2007

Rejected for excitability

Adopted by a staff member at The Seeing Eye



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Below is a list of pups who were part of the club prior to 2007.

If anyone knows the family who raised these dogs, please let them know we would love to have them submit a photo for this page.

Puppies who graduated and worked in the field as Seeing Eye Dogs

Abram
Badger
Barbie
Baron
Beth
Betty
Blake
Captain
Carly
Chad
Clio
Davey
Elliott

Ed


Elton
Gable
Grady
Grant
Gunnar
Harper
Ivory
Ivy
Ivy
Ivy
Jack
Kamber
Kando
Kasper
Kipp
Lionel
Loretta
Lowell
Matt
Mattie
Maverick

Nikki

Yellow cross Nikki


Nixon
Nori
Ortho
Othello
Padre

Penny (worked in Chicago)

German Shepherd "Penny"


Precious

Precious poses on a fire truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rena
Rusty
Rusty
Sophie
Tillie
Trevor
Vernon


Winkie (photo taken July 1989, worked in NJ)


Yukon
Zetta

Dogs who went on to other careers
(from family pet, to participating in the breeding program, to drug sniffing dog)


Aaron
Addie
Annette

Avery

Black Labrador "Avery"

Avery
Banner
Bonnie
Boston
Casey

Champ

German Shepherd "Champ"


Chaucer
Chief
Cutter
Darwin
Deacon
Demi
Dexter
Eclipse
Eli


Elsie (5 months old)

German Shepherd "Elsie"


Fawn
Feather
Ferrol
Gambit
Gebi


Halla (photo December, 1993)

German Shepherd "Halla"

Hazel

Henry
Henson
Holland
Hollis
Holly
Homer
Hoshi
India
Inker
Jerry
Kelsey
Kipper
Kit
Lex
Liberty
Lucy
Mango

Marlene



Max
Nathan
Nelson
Nester
Noreen
Norton
Odessa
Odessa
Oprah
Osborne
Packer
Patriot


Patton

German Shepherd "Patton"


Peirre
Pruitt
Quenta


Robbi (part of the breeding program; photo taken August 2003)

German Shepherd "Robbi"


Sabrina
Saks
Sargeant
Slugger
Splash


Susie (8 months old)

German Shepherd "Susie"


Tamara

Tresa (at her town walk)


Tuffy
Ula


Ulanda

German Shepherd "Ulanda"


Vesta
Walden
Walter
Webber


Windy

German Shepherd "Windy"


Winky
Zeus
Zonita

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