Guiding Paws of Delaware

New Castle County Puppy Raising Club for The Seeing Eye


If you are interested in raising a puppy for The Seeing Eye please contact:

Kim Winnington (Area Coordinator)

Sara Hobson (Club Leader)

Club Activities

Monthly meetings provide training and socialization for puppies (and members!) Field trips are meant to give the puppies experience with the sights, smells and sounds of the types of places they will lead their masters. Examples include shopping malls, movie theaters, libraries, sporting events, community events, parks, museums and nursing homes.

How to Join in the Fun

For information on how to become a puppy raiser call the New Castle County coordinator (Kim Winnington) who will direct you to your local meeting.  Once approved, the family must attend club meetings and activities before getting their puppy.

Town Walk in Newark

Amish farmhouse outing, Lancaster PA


The Seeing Eye puppy raising program is made possible by The Seeing Eye, Inc. The Seeing Eye was established in 1929 and is the oldest guide dog school in the United States. The puppy raising program was established in 1942. Puppy raisers are as young as nine and can also be an adult. Members of Guiding Paws of Delaware in New Castle County raise German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever or lab/golden cross puppies in their homes for approximately 13-15 months.

Corinne & Lonzo

Ami & Patches