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Enrollment for the 2018 Dog Days of Summer program is now closed

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s summer program is designed for the dog lover! Children learn about Fidelco’s German Shepherd guide dogs – their development, training, and the amazing partnerships our guide dogs have with men and women who are blind. Participants will experience working with a  guide dog as someone who is blind by participating in blindfold walks, and learning about the everyday challenges that people with visual impairments may face.

Children will also learn about other breeds and their origins, canine development, puppy raising, basic dog training, health care, grooming and first aid. They will work in our kennel, assisting with feeding and cleaning to help them understand the responsibility of dog ownership. Other topics of discussion include but are not limited to: anti-drug messaging, canine jobs outside of “guide dog” work, dog-related career opportunities for humans, and more! 

NOTE: This program is for children ages 8-11.


May 2nd through rest of season: $275 - enrollment now closed

Weeklong, Half-Day Sessions Available
June 18 – August 10, 2018 (Mon. - Fri.)
8am-12pm OR 12:30-4:30pm
(child may only enroll in one session per program season)

The sessions will be held at our Bloomfield campus,103 Vision Way (behind Kaman)

Schedule exceptions are as follows:
- There will be no sessions held July 2 – July 6
- There will be afternoon sessions only held July 23 – July 27

 FAQ available for download here! Enrollment now closed! Check out this Fox 61 interview about the program which aired on April 20!