Wednesday, December 31, 2008

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

As we head off to ring in the New Year with our friends and families, we've been gripped in the throes of a crisis that finally, thankfully, has a happy ending.

Argos, an 11-month-old yellow Lab Guide Dog puppy got separated from his vacationing raiser family in New Mexico last Friday. Word had it that some local youths were seen with the dog. After the authorities and the media were notified, the hunt began. Much to everyone's joy, the dog was finally returned unharmed.

photo of Argos in his green puppy jacket
If you heard a howling sound, it was just the collective sigh of relief from all of us here at GDB. We're so glad Argos is home, safe and sound, and we know his raisers are, too!

Give all of your dogs and pups an extra hug from us! We wish you peace and prosperity in the New Year – from all your friends at Guide Dogs for the Blind.


  1. We would just like to thank everyone for their e-mails, calls, and support while Argos was missing. We especially want to thank Barb Deevers, our Colorado Field Representative. She went well beyond her job description while working to get Argos back. We are thrilled to have him home and he's doing great. Thanks again and happy 2009!

    Sharon and Bev (Raisers of Argos)

  2. Whew, what a relief -- so happy Argos is back home. Cricket just got an extra hug!