PINE TREE GUIDE DOG USERS
(P T G D U)

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Upcoming events for 2018


Fall P T G D U meeting

The P T G D U fall meeting is currently scheduled for November, 3, 2018 at the Dunkin Donuts at 22 Western Avenue in Augusta, Maine. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting along with instructions and directions.

2018 White Cane Walk

The P T G D U White Cane Walk will be on Saturday, October, 13, 2018. This year, we will be joining other walkers at the Iris Network in Portland, Maine. Details to follow.

Previous events in 2018


Summer P T G D U meeting

The P T G D U summer meeting was held on August, 4, 2018 at the Dunkin Donuts at 22 Western Avenue in Augusta, Maine. Meeting notes to be posted.

Spring P T G D U meeting

The P T G D U Spring meeting was held on May 5, 2018 at the Dunkin' Donuts at 22 Western Avenue in Augusta, Maine. Meeting notes to be posted.

Winter P T G D U meeting

The P T G D U Winter meeting was held on February 3, 2018 at the Dunkin' Donuts at 22 Western Avenue in Augusta, Maine. Meeting notes to be posted.



OUR ORGANIZATION

Pine Tree Guide Dog Users (P T G D U) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the well-being of dog guide users in Maine. Founded in 1997 with some financial support from the American Council of the Blind of Maine and a lot of energy and hard work from our founding members, P T G D U includes folks who are dog guide handlers, folks who raise puppies destined to become dog guides, and folks who are interested in working dogs of all kinds.

Pine Tree Guide Dog Users is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind, and of the Guide Dog Users, Inc.


OUR MEETINGS

The Pine Tree Guide Dog Users hold quarterly meetings in various locations in Maine. Meetings are scheduled on the first Saturday of February, May, August, and November. Meetings generally consist of a luncheon with a guest speaker followed by a business meeting. All members of P T G D U are encouraged to attend our meetings. If you have an issue that you would like to discuss, please contact our President, Pauline Lamontagne, at plamontagne@twc.com.


OUR MEMBERS

Our members come from throughout the State of Maine and their dog guides have trained at a number of the many dog guide schools located in the United States. Here are some of the schools at which our P T G D U members have trained:

Fidelco

Guide Dogs of America

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dog Foundation

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Southeastern Guide Dogs

The Seeing Eye


OUR STORIES

So, what's it like to work and live with a dog guide? Read the writings of some of our members and others on this subject.


GUIDE DOG INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Find links to all sorts of information about guide dogs on this page.


DISABILITY.GOV RESOURCES

Find links to all sorts of information about resources for people with disabilities on this page.


P T G D U MERCHANDISE

Show off the Pine Tree Guide Dog Users (P T G D U) logo!

Our yellow lab in harness printed over the state of Maine looks great on our high quality tee's and sweat shirts! P T G D U T-shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton:
Adult sizes $15 (S, M, L, XL); Childrens size $13 (M, L)

P T G D U Sweat shirts are heavy duty 50% cotton-50% polyester:
Available in adult sizes only $25 (M, L, XL)

(All prices include shipping and handling)

To order, send check or money order payable to Pine Tree Guide Dog Users to:

Cheryl Peabody
Six Lee Street
Winslow, Maine 04901-7251

For additional information, send Bruce an email.


PUPPY RAISERS

If you live in Maine and are interested in raising a puppy destined to become a guide dog, you can contact Pat Webber at 207-338-5520 or pbwbbr@gmail.com.


Directions to Dunkin' Donuts in Augusta, Maine

For those arriving via the Maine Turnpike / Route 95, take exit 109A. After both exits merge, stay to the right to go east onto Western Avenue / Route 202. Continue for roughly one and a half miles. Just after your sixth traffic light Sewall Street, Dunkin' Donuts is on the right. DD.'s tel no.: 207 622 3667
For those arriving via State Street OR west via Route 202, take the Western Avenue exit and Dunkin Donuts will be visible on your left about one tenth of a mile up. There is a short side street between Domino's Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts with parking near the drive through. The rear entrance has two sets of double doors, both opening to the right as you enter. Immediately after the second door, the bathrooms are on the left. The ladies room is to the left and the men's to the right. The meeting room is on the left about six feet after the bathroom area.
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WEBSITE INFORMATION

The space for the P T G D U website is generously donated by the good folks at Downeast.Net.

This website is designed to be accessible to users of assistive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifiers, to persons who use dial-up modems, and to persons who use older technologies. The website does this by trying to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Guidelines. If you experience any problems with the use of this website or if you have recommendations for additions or corrections to its content, please contact the webmaster at ptgdu2013@gmail.com.

This web page revised on May 7, 2017.