The Harveys have gone to the dogs!

We raised eight puppies for The Seeing Eye. Our adventures with raising puppies for The Seeing Eye began in 2009.

Ralph's nephew is blind and has had three guide dogs. When we watched the County Fair demonstration of a club that raises puppies for The Seeing Eye, we began to wonder if that was something we could do. We asked a lot of questions and were invited to attend club meetings and discover for ourselves what is involved. After several meetings, we applied for a puppy. Our first dog was Venita, followed by Pumpkin, Thunder, Betsy, Nina, Pippi, Sabrina and Hannah. Follow the links below for details of each dog.

Click on the following links to learn about our puppies.

Cape May Triathlon, June 12, 2016
Venita, 1st dog we raised for The Seeing Eye
Pumpkin, our 2nd puppy
Thunder, our 3rd puppy
Betsy, the 4th puppy
Nina, the 5th puppy
Pippi, our 6th puppy
Sabrina, our 7th puppy
Hannah, our 8th puppy

Click: PDF document with a letter of thanks from the blind lady who got Hanna.

PowerPoint Shows (downloads):
Thunder on the Boardwalk (7 MB)
Raising Venita (17 MB)
Pippi (3.6 MB)

YouTube video: Pippi Gets a Visitor
YouTube video:  Venita's Town Walk

Read Ralph's article: "Raising Guide Dogs"
Our testimonial on The Seeing Eye website
Ralph is webmaster for our Puppy Raiser group