Guide Dogs of America - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Boulevard
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 362-5834 (Local)
(818) 362-6870 (Fax)
(800) 459-4843 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Guide Dogs of America is dedicated to its mission to provide guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada so that they may continue to pursue their goals with increased mobility and independence.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 50-60
Number of staff: 45
Geographic area served: United States and Canada.
Publications: Partners (newsletter).


13445 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342


Russell Gittlen, President/Director, (818) 362-5834
Sara Ormenyi, Manager of Admissions & Graduate Services, (818) 833-6428,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Assesses clients to determine suitability for acceptance.
  • Dog Guide Training
    • Provides dog guide mobility training. In-home training offered to selected individuals.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers blind individuals and their families to resources via phone or e-mail. Offers tours, speakers bureau, presentations/demonstrations. Participates at conventions and events of organizations/agencies of and for the blind.
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