Sheraton & Marlin (career change dogs)
House in Wallingford with fenced yard
I love our group! I have been raising puppies since 2001.
PRELUDE, Howard (spouse)
House with fenced yard on Lake Kathleen near Issaquah/Renton
Barbara, Kevin, Gunnison, & Rinn-Cora Sweeney
KODA, Barbara, Gunnison, Rinn-Cora, Kevin
House in Sunset Hills area of Seattle
We love GDB Seattle! Since joining in 2020 we’ve had so much fun with the doggos and the people, and becoming more aware of the need for and value of a guide dog. Kevin loves mountain biking, Gunnison loves ultimate frisbee, Rinny loves art and climbing, and I am into all of them (and travel).
Carol & Brian Gregory
AUGUSTUS and cc'd yellow Lab Asher
Part-time in Seattle in a townhome near Pike Place Market and part-time on Whidbey in a home on Mutiny Bay
Brian; a Seattle native, retired radio broadcaster, and current book reader for the Washington Braille Library. Enjoys photography and travel.Carol; a Washington native, financial advisor, and Advisory Member to the GDB Investment Committee Board. I also enjoy playing and studying classical piano, and travel.
DORALYN, Alice (primary raiser), Sue, Michelle, Camille
House with fenced yard in Lake City area of Seattle
Dana & Dave O'Brien
OCEAN, Zoe & Ian
House with fenced yard in Mountlake Terrace
Gail & Jeff DeBell
House with fenced yard in Edmonds
SULU, Vidur, Yasmin, Ruben, Linnea, and two pet dogs: Gadget and Beignet.
House with a fenced yard in Madison Park area of Seattle.
I love GDB puppies (and other pups too) and enjoy keeping them active with training, long walks and hiking.
PRELUDE, Robin (spouse)
House with fenced yard on Lake Kathleen near Issaquah/Renton
ARI, Melissa Petersen (spouse)
House in north Seattle with a fenced yard.
I started raising in 2017. I only raise Goldens because they are the best. I'm a strength and conditioning coach, and my hobbies are weight lifting, outdoor adventures, and traveling.
Apartment downtown Seattle
Apartment in Bellevue with a deck; I do work at the office most days.
I live in Bellevue. I love to keep the pups busy with lots of outings centralized around work and gym time every day!
Karen & Paul Hogle
House with fenced yard
We love puppies!
Katherine & Rick Parkin
House with fenced yard in Bellevue
Mary Ann & Dave Rohrer
House in Shoreline with a fenced yard. Our pups have go to work with us sometimes and sometimes stay at home.
When our daughter Laura was in 8th grade we raised our first pup Arabelle and are currently raising dog number seven, Wailea. We took an eight year break between Dynasty and Latifah, who graduated in December of 2021. Dave is currently pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Bothell and Mary Ann, having served as a school nurse and a birth doula is, in retirement, now coming alongside new parents as she facilitates PEPS (Program for Early Parental Support) groups who are working with the challenge of raising their human "puppies."
Mary Lou Balassone
Condo in West Seattle near Puget Sound (beach walks!)
I retired in 2020 and plan to do resume traveling soon! Crafts are a passion and I try to take classes to learn new projects (paper stars for Advent was my latest). I am a quilter and also sew clothes and bags. I found GDB when my son was 14 (he is 30 now) and was interested in the process of training dogs -- in the end he did not pursue this. BUT I joined a group in Des Moines about 10 years ago and moved to the Seattle group when that one disbanded.
ARI, Jeremy Whalen (spouse)
House in north Seattle, with a fenced backyard.
I started raising guide dog puppies in 1991. I love the deep connection between a dog and their handler. I am a speech language pathologist in an elementary school. My other hobbies include canoeing, home improvement projects, and rabble rousing.
Mitzy Oubre & Mark Johnson
DAUBER, Hollis & Pearla (kids),
House in West Seattle
NATE, Becci (partner)
House, fenced yard, 9-5 work
Love the Seattle group! With my partner Becci, we've raised two dogs, Barclay and Union, and currently raising Nate! I work for T-Mobile as an engineer and I love to ride bicycles.
Sarah, Ian, Micah, Noah Kim
House with fenced yard in Madison Valley area of Seattle
CLIFF, John (husband), Kira & Madeline (daughters)
House with a small fenced yard in Queen Anne area of Seattle
I am a retired pharmaceutical research exec and now teach some at the University of Washington. I also volunteer with Page Ahead, a children's literacy organization. John and I have two adult daughters, Madeline and Kira, that love our pups when they are here for a visit. Acre was our first puppy we raised for GDB and we look forward to raising another pup. We definitely came for the puppies and stayed for the people!
Zequn Ma & Andrew Glass, Micah, Noah
House with fenced yard in Ravenna area of Seattle
Becca (human) & Heather (pet dog)
Condo (no yard)
I’ve always loved dogs and how smart they are! I love to hike, swim, and spend time in the sunshine. My pet dog, Heather, is career changed from Southeastern Guide Dogs.
House, no fenced yard
I work downtown and take the train. Would be a good experience for the puppy.
Calley Stouffer & Eddie Krukowski
House with shared fenced Yard, work in office 3 times a week
I work for Amazon currently. Huge fan of the pups from a life of growing up with pets, happy to help sit them for an excellent cause! Also, a frequenter of breweries and the climbing gym!
Carolyn & Brett Marck
Lambda, career change dog
House with fenced yard in south Seattle
Cate Overstreet & Marci High, Nyx
Cate, Marci, and Nyx
House with small fenced yard
We like nature, birds, gardens, and being in the water.
Dana Donna Bryazka
Apartment in the city .
Hannah Fenelon & Jake Dern
Apartment in the city near Miller Park and tennis courts there to let the pups run. Primary work from home, but will take pup to work sometimes.
We moved from Wisconsin in 2020 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. Jake works at Microsoft and Hannah got Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. We love hiking, eating and cooking lots of food, and spending time with friends at breweries!
Kathi, Dee (retired guide), Missy, chief feline puppy trainer
House with fenced yard in south Seattle. Retired so around most of the time, AND Kathi stores our crates!
Been raising puppy for years, took them to school with me when I was teaching. Now retired, we enjoy neighborhood walks and errands around town as well as rehearsals for Puget Soundworks, my current choir.
Kim & Gary Griffiths
Hartley (retired guide), Simba & Flynn (cc dogs)
House with fenced yard in Ballard
I'm retired now so am home much of the time. I raised a GPS puppy (Helene) about 10 years ago and wanted to help with raising these great dogs again. I enjoy being outdoors gardening and walks with friends (and pups). My young grandchildren visit regularly. They've been around lots of pets and are very good with animals so I think it will be fun for them and the pups to interact.
Revel, career change dog
Apartment in the Central District
I work at Amazon as a program manager. I mainly work from home these days but occasionally go into the office and bring the pup. I started volunteering with GDB in the summer of 2020 after my beloved Beagle, Maebel, passed away. I knew I couldn't be without a dog for very long but also wasn't ready for a pet. My mom also had a black lab service dog, Tug. He inspired me to raise a puppy and change someone’s life like he did. Spending time with the puppies (and people!) after Mae passed was just what I needed. I also volunteer at the Seattle Animal Shelter as an adoption assistant and foster dog case manager. When not volunteering with pups, I enjoy traveling, exploring the great northwest and hanging with friends.
House with a small fenced yard near the Arboretum
My favorite place to be is outside, playing with dogs, riding a bike, or hiking. I look forward to Sunday puppy time all week.
Apartment in the city, planning on taking the pup to work!
I work full time at DocuSign and manage and lead tours for the UW Rowing team about the book, the Boys in the Boat. I absolutely love this puppy raising community and am immensely thankful to have found this “second family” during the very early stages of the pandemic in 2020. You all are some of the greatest blessings in my life. When not working downtown and training pups, you can find me cycling, bachata dancing, and Nordic skiing.
Michelle Curry & Will Sergeant
Poppy the black cat and Juniper the mini golden!
House with fenced yard in north Seattle. Michelle goes in to SLU office 0-2x week.
We’re slowly updating our new-to-us old house! We try to hike often in the summer, play tennis, and spend time paddle boarding. In the winter you’ll find Will snowboarding, Michelle XC skiing, and Juniper digging in the snow! We’re excited to puppy sit and help out with the club! We have a fenced yard and Michelle goes in to SLU office 0-2x week.
Neta Cohen & Stas Groisman
Gal, the sassy career changed yellow Lab
Condo in Bellevue, mostly working from home, but Stas might take pup to work.
We like hiking, traveling and all dogs! Oh and Stas likes to take pictures of all of the above 🙄
Duplex in Crown Hill, small grass yard with no fence. Will need to take the puppy to my work at Archbishop Murphy High School. They'll hangout with me in the athletic office!
I am the Athletic Admin. Assistant at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett. I am so excited to start sitting! When anyone asks what my hobby is, I always say dogs! Very excited to add this dog volunteer opportunity as another dog hobby :) The photo is my family dog Dixie the German Shorthaired Pointer. She lives with my parents in my hometown of Lynden, WA. I miss her always!