My Wonderful PuppySitters

Edison has many special people in his life that help him on his way to becoming a working Guide Dog. He especially loves his puppy sitters with whom he has had many wonderful adventures!

Click below to read all about them!

Edison: My Puppyraisers Rule!


Edison’s Wonderful Sponsors

Edison is being sponsored by IAMAW (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) The IAMAW was instrumental in the establishment of Guide Dogs of America. I am proud to be raising a puppy  sponsored by IAM District 8. My father was a machinist and a proud IAM union member. I hope Edison and I make … Continue reading Edison’s Wonderful Sponsors

Edison’s Own Blog

Hi! My name is Edison. My PupMom has started a website for me, but I want to be able to tell you about what’s happening in my life in my own words. I hope you will follow my adventures as I travel the exciting road to becoming a real-life guide dog! I can’t wait to … Continue reading Edison’s Own Blog

PupMom’s Pages

I am PupMom. I am raising Edison, puppy #21 for Guide Dogs of America. I started raising GDA puppies about 30 years ago when I was a resource teacher for visually impaired elementary students. Quixote, my first puppy was a class project. My students had to research GDA and Louis Braille. They wrote a presentation … Continue reading PupMom’s Pages

Sponsor Jacket

When a GDA puppy outgrows his baby bib, he receives the jacket that he will wear throughout the rest of the time with his puppyraiser. Since Edison is a sponsored puppy, his jacket proudly bears the words IN HONOR OF DISTRICT LODGE 8 To read more from Edison, click here: I’m a Big Boy Now! To … Continue reading Sponsor Jacket

Edison: Then and Now

Edison came to live with me on June 2, 2017. It has been amazing to see how much he has grown in only 3 1/2 months!  To see more THEN AND NOW pix, scroll down. Here I am in my BabyBib and my BigBoy jacket. My BigBoy jacket has my sponsor’s name on it.  It … Continue reading Edison: Then and Now


Hi! Welcome to Edison’s website! We hope you enjoy reading about all his adventures on the way to becoming a guide dog with Guide Dogs of America! We hope you visit our site often to see what new things he’s learning, places he’s going, and people he’s meeting along the way!

Watch Him Grow!

Once a week, I take ‘Benchmark’ pictures. These are taken next to a dog statue in my front yard so it is easy to see the puppy’s growth. It is amazing how much he grows from one week to the next!   Here’s the next set of Benchmark Pix!  Benchmarks 9 and 10!  Hard to … Continue reading Watch Him Grow!