Fidelco is the ONLY guide dog organization in the world - including those based in Germany - that exclusively breeds, raises, trains and places German Shepherd Guide Dogs with men and women who are blind.
Fidelco has always used the GSD, and its exclusive and predictable bloodlines, for its guide dog program, having placed over 1,300 guide dogs across North America in 41 states and five Canadian provinces. Fidelco has never experienced a human fatality associated with its working guide dogs.
Fidelco also has provided hundreds of our GSDs to law enforcement, first-responder search-and-rescue and missing child recovery organizations to help keep our fellow citizens safe. Fidelco GSDs are now serving with state police in CT, MA, NY and VT, and with many municipal police departments throughout Connecticut. Fidelco bred "Logan" was credited with one of the few survivor finds at Ground Zero on 9/11.
Fidelco is committed to the GSD guide dog, and Capt. Max von Stephanitz's standards for his working dog breed: intelligence, temperament, stamina and willingness to work. Fidelco welcomes connections with "old line" owners for breed colony refreshment.
Fidelco is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity organization that exists entirely on the generous support of individuals and organizations. Please visit us at http://www.fidelco.org/index.html
Eliot D. Russman
Fidelco Guide DOg Foundation, Inc.
"Share the Vision"