Guiding Eyes Hosts “Wagging Tails and Dogfish Ale” on November 17

On Tuesday, November 17, Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Dominion Region will host the 3rd annual “Wagging Tails and Dogfish Ale” at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax. The family-friendly fundraiser, held 11:30am through 11:00pm, will feature great food, live music, a raffle and silent auction, local personalities throughout the day, and lots of Guiding Eyes puppies. Fifteen percent of all food and beverage proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind makes a profound and immediate difference in peoples’ lives, creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and exceptional dogs. The non-profit provides guide dogs, professional training, and lifetime support services to people with vision loss at no cost to them, depending solely on contributions to fulfill its mission. Additionally, Guiding Eyes places specially trained service dogs with children on the autism spectrum.

Each month, the Dogfish Head Alehouse provides a service to the community by focusing on a local charitable organization. The proceeds raised at Guiding Eyes’ “Wagging Tails and Dogfish Ale” will be used to offset the costs of puppy raising for volunteers in the Dominion Region.

“We are grateful for Dogfish Ale for their continued support of our Dominion Region puppy raisers,” said Mary Bradford, Regional Puppy Program Manager. “For someone without sight, our pups will one day be a priceless gift providing new independence and the confidence to experience life more fully. Come meet these special pups, enjoy a great meal and get involved in the daylong activities.”

Guiding Eyes’ vast network of volunteers spans twelve states throughout the Northeast. Volunteers are key to raising, training, and socializing the nonprofit’s future guide dogs. Puppy raisers welcome 8-week-old puppies into their homes with full support from Guiding Eyes, including training classes and free vet care, for a 14 to 16 month period before sending them off to their calling as guide dogs.

Dogfish Head Alehouse is located at 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax, VA 22033. For more information on “Wagging Tails and Dogfish Ale,” contact Janet Bartolotta at (703) 307-0611 or For the latest news and updates, please visit Guiding Eyes’ Dominion Region online at

About Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss as well as service dogs to children with autism. The organization is passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals and families for greater independence. Since its inception in 1954, Guiding Eyes has grown to be one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world, known for its accredited training programs and lifetime commitment to its graduating teams. Guiding Eyes is dependent upon contributions to fulfill its mission and provides all services free of charge.


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Truman Lewis
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