Club Overview


Read about the club, its history, mission, requirements for participation and other important details.

Our Puppies

Look at the puppies we are raising to be future Guide Dogs!

Getting Started

For more information about becoming a club volunteer, a puppy sitter, or a puppy raiser.

Ellen & Joelle



Ellen & Joelle

The Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raising Club is a group of volunteers in Northern California who support the Guide Dogs Inc. (GDB) for the blind mission through puppy raising, puppy sitting, fundraising and general club support.

Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers

Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raising Club is made up of volunteer guide dog puppy raisers in the East Bay of Northern California. We are the raiser’s of guide dog puppies bred by Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. We are part of the mission to give people with severe visual disabilities an independent lifestyle and safe mobility.

We at Tri Valley Guide Dogs would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all of the generous supporters of the 2017 Pooch Parade. Whether through a gift of time or money, (or both), each donation makes a huge impact in the lives of our dogs, our program, and ultimately the lives of those that these dedicated and loving dogs will serve.

NOTE: Due to the elimination of the Wednesday Street Parties, we will not be doing our annual Pooch Parade in 2018. We have other opportunities to donate and support our club, contact us to see how you can help.

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From Our Blog

Special Puppy in our Club!

May 6, 2016Joelle and her family are raising a very special puppy. His name is Klay and he is being sponsored and followed by the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson has had some time with our little Klay and the family. We wish him the best in his journey to be a Guide Dog for the Blind.

Raiser Resources

May 20, 2015Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Website has many helpful training resources and all the forms we need for our puppies. If you are an active puppy raiser you can get access to the website by simply contacting a staff person in puppy raising at Guide Dogs. Make sure to read the Puppy Raising Manual for instructions on how to raise your guide dog puppy ...

Summer Fun

May 20, 2015Summer with Tri Valley Guide Dogs is lots of fun. We’re out in the community on many occasions sharing information about puppy raising and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Street fairs, pooch parade, raiser workshops, and Fun Day. Stay tuned for all of our fun events.