Welcome to Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center! Gallant Hearts is a non-profit, tax exempt organization established in Madison, MS with a mission to provide well-trained, healthy guide dogs to people who are blind.
UPCOMING EVENTS | The 5th Annual Hot Diggity Dog 5K Run & Dog Walk on Saturday November 1, 2014 at Laurel Park in the Belhaven neighborhood.
Itinerary: 7:00 am 5k Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk- Registration
8:00 am 5k Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk- Start
9:00 am Kids Agility Challenge
9:00 am Meet Gallant Hearts Dogs and Handlers
9:20 am Announce 5k Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk Winners
9:30 am Dog Obedience Demo
9:40 am Arson Dog Demo
10:00 am YOU Work a Guide Dog
10:15 am Silent Auction Winners Announced
CLICK HERE FOR RACE REGISTRATION: 2014 Hot Diggity Dog Registration
Ways to get involved | Gallant Hearts is looking for puppy raisers to assist with the training program. This is a great way to experience the joys of raising a puppy and benefitting a great cause. Contact the Directory Becky Floyd for more information.
Recent Graduates |
On December 7th, 2012, Gallant Hearts reached a huge milestone where they donated their first guide dog, Zoe, to Connie Johnso of Desoto County. Connie has been losing her sight since age 9 and was delighted to have 2 1/2-year old Zoe, a black Doberman Pinscher, by her side to help wtih her daily activites. Connie and Zoe now reside in Memphis, TN where she is in school to become a counselor.
In 2013, Mark and Caitlyn of Ontario, Canada welcomed not one but two of Gallant Hearts Guide Dogs!
Mattie and Maggie are girls raised in the South but have recently made their home in Canada with their new handlers. These two pretty redheaded half sisters were trained at Gallant Hearts and have become the guides for a husband and wife team. This totally blind couple rely on their dogs for all of their shopping, doctors’ appointments, social activities, and often work five miles a day on very complicated routes. Cait and Maggie completed their training in early March, and Mark received Mattie in mid August of 2013.
Check back soon, more information coming!