Design challenge for Guide Dogs of Texas 5K

Guide Dogs of Texas logoGuide Dogs of Texas is hosting a very special design challenge to celebrate their upcoming 5k in Austin, Texas.

Theme: The Guide Dogs of Texas Puppy Love Fun Run

Guide Dogs is asking for your help with the T Shirt Design!  You have the chance to create the single, greatest design ever imagined by humans or animals. Please submit 1 color design via email and they will notify the Winner at their Oct 2nd tour as well as, post the winner on social channels. Please submit designs in .jpg or .pdf format to April Medellin at
The deadline to enter is Tuesday, September 30th at 4 pm CST

5K Information
Date: Saturday February 28, 2014
Registration Fee: $30 (Early Registration) Sept 1-Nov 30, $40 Dec 1– Feb 27, $45 (walk-in)
Form a team, donate to the “stride for sight”, sponsor this event, or set up a vendor booth!

Watch for more info! Or call us at 1.800.831.9231
For vendor booths or Sponsorship opportunity please contact
April Medellin Marketing Manager at (210) 366-4081 or email at

We will be teaming up with Carrera Races who is committed to bolstering the bottom lines of San Antonio Nonprofit organizations.

Become a sustaining member of Guide Dogs of Texas and help us change lives!

Guide Dogs_sustainer logoGuide Dogs of Texas (GDTX) is a nonprofit organization which promotes freedom, mobility, and independence to visually impaired Texans by providing “the Best Dogs in Sight.”

We breed, raise and train quality Guide Dogs for blind Texans. We clear a path to greater independence by offering one-on-one training for people with visual impairments anywhere in Texas. We are committed to each Guide Dog and handler for the life of the team.

Guide Dogs of Texas has provided Guide Dog Services to Texans since 1998. With the monthly support of donors like you, we can help more people without sight travel safely and participate fully in our communities.

Our Canine Programs

Breeding: Our dogs are carefully bred to ensure the best temperament and health of each puppy. The first eight weeks of the litter’s life is filled with gentle exposures to various sights, sounds, smells, and textures.

Puppy Raising:  From the age of 8 weeks to about 16 months, our puppies are raised by volunteer Puppy Raisers who teach obedience, as well as socializing the puppies and familiarizing them with various environments.

Advanced Training: After graduating the puppy raising program, the dogs receive 6 months of formal training with our Guide Dog Mobility Instructors to learn all their technical skills.

Class:  Once a Guide Dog learns all his skills, he is carefully matched with a blind handler. They spend four weeks training together under the guidance of a certified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor. After graduation, teams are visited at least once a year to provide support and assistance.

Steve Cardenas “I have never driven a sports car, but my Guide Dog Cody is fast and smooth and that’s as close as I’ll get!”.

Dexter 3Reasons to Give
The cost of a guide dog to our clients is simply $1. GDTX receives no funding from government or insurance agencies. It is the support of donors like you that truly impact our mission.

A gift of just $10 a month adds to significant annual support. Furthermore, due to lower fundraising costs –and more stable income –with Sustaining Members’ gifts, your contributions have an even greater impact.

Increasing numbers of blind Texans request dogs each year. Your continuous financial support ensures that trained dogs will be plentiful and ready to change lives!

All members will be invited to an annual open house, receive exciting Guide Dogs of Texas Newsletters, and also will be mailed an auto decal to let the world know about your invaluable support for this great organization.

Remember every dollar we receive paves the way to transform the life of a blind Texan.  Call our office today and see how easy it is to sign up and join our sustainer club of monthly giving. 210.366.4081