Our club was founded in May of 2002. It is one of several clubs based in the Denver Metro area and the
first club in Aurora. The club was founded by the co-leaders Bill and Caroline Wriston and Laura Carpenter. Two
other families joined the leaders for a total of four guide dog puppies. The club now has over 20 families and 12
guide dog puppies. Liberty on Leashes has raised over 100 puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Puppy raising volunteer families receive a 2 month old puppy to love, care-for, and train for about a year. Puppies
follow their raisers to all kinds of events, such as; work, school, malls, restaurants, and theatres.
Guide dogs for the blind has been breeding their own dogs for over sixty years. They use pure bred Labrador
Retrievers, Golden Retrievers. Additionally, you may see crosses between Labrador and Golden Retrievers.
The puppies are bred in San Rafael, California, and are delivered to Denver in a specially equipped van.
After we have the puppies for about a year they go off to puppy college in San Rafael California or Boring Oregan for
about 2-3 months of final training and then attend class with their blind person before graduation and starting their