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.
6th Annual Hot Diggity Dog 5k & 1 Mile Walk
Saturday April 16, 2016
MS School For the Blind
Race results now available! Thank you to all who participated!
Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors:
Butler Snow LLP | Ross & Yerger Insurance, Inc.| All Creatures Animal Care Center | Beemon Drugs | Woodmont Advisory Group | Friends of Gallant Hearts | Brown Bottling Group | Fleet Feet | Cups Espresso Cafe | Southern Farm Bureau
Check out event pictures on our News & Events Page! Thank you to all who participated and volunteered for the event, it was the largest yet and wouldn’t have been a success without you. A special thank you to the Mississippi School for the Blind for opening their facilities.
Ways to get involved | In addition to volunteers for the Annual Hot Diggity Dog 5k & Dog Walk, 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 benefiting 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 Johnson 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 with her daily activities. 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!