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Turning Seeing Eye dogs into partners in life's triumphs.

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Opening your heart & home to a puppy brings added joy … knowing you’ve changed someone’s life for the better. Learn more about puppy raising.

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Make a Difference

When Seeing Eye puppies reach the age of 7 or 8 weeks, they are delivered to the homes of volunteer “foster families” who nurture and care for their charges until they are about 16 to 18 months old.  Families in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of Maryland and New York, give the dogs abundant affection, teach them basic obedience, and expose them to a variety of social situations they will later encounter as working dogs.  Many of these volunteer families have children, while a number of retired adults also volunteer their time for our puppies.

For more information about becoming a puppy raiser, consult the list below and call The Seeing Eye Area Coordinator for your county. You will be invited to a puppy club meeting in your county where you can learn more about the program first-hand.  For more information, e-mail the Puppy puppyraisers@seeingeye.org.

Below is a listing of all the counties where we place puppies. Some of the clubs have their own websites, and the links to those also appear below. If you think you might like to be one of those very special people who raise puppies for The Seeing Eye, please call your appropriate representative. We look forward to hearing from you!


Martha Castenschiold: (908) 236-9311

Please contact Martha for more information if you live in the counties below:

Kathy Daly: (973) 722-4175

Please contact Kathy for more information if you live in the area below:

Vicki Hennig: (201) 454-2058

Please contact Vicki for more information if you live in the counties below:

Christine Higham: (973) 610-9237

Please contact Christine for more information if you live in the counties below:

Jill Jaycox: (908) 526-4604

Please contact Jill for more information if you live in the counties below:

Lisa Radcliff: (973) 722-7362

Please contact Lisa for more information if you live in the counties below:

Ellen Russell: (717) 786-8445

Please contact Ellen for more information if you live in the counties below:

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