Check this out! Dogs are so amazing!! 💜💜💜 Posted @withrepost
Yesterday, we made history with running guide dogs Waffle, Westley, and Gus who led our president & CEO, Thomas Panek through the @NYRR #UnitedNYCHalf
marathon in a 3-dog relay.
A big thank you to our village for making it happen: our running guides trainers (Ben, Jolene, and Nick), our sponsors (John Donnelly - sponsor of Gus, James "Jamie" Dimon - sponsor of Westley, Brett O'Brien - sponsor of Lynx, and all our Running Guides Supporters - sponsors of Waffle), our friends at New York Road Runners who coordinated and accommodated our canine athletes, our staff and volunteers who braved the city on St. Patrick's Day to attend, and all the virtual cheerleaders on social media - Thomas and the pups heard and felt your support as they traversed the streets of NYC.
The race is over. What happens now?
Siblings Waffle and Westley will now wait to be matched with a handler who is blind or visually impaired. #GoodBoyGus
has gracefully entered retirement and will still be living with Thomas and his family as a cherished pet.
You can still support our running guides program and all our services to provide exceptional guide dogs at no cost to the people who need them - click the link in our bio to learn more and help fund our mission.
Video Description: (Taken from the GoPro of Tim Gorbold @JakeOnTheTrail
who ran behind Thomas and the pups) Thomas runs through the streets of Times Square in New York City during the NYC Half Marathon guided by Gus, a yellow Labrador retriever in Ruffwear Unifly harness and booties.
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