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A guide for the guide dogs

For Palo Alto High School student Alana Schwartz, training guide dogs for the blind is a life-long passion

Ever since she was 8 years old, Alana Schwartz has trained guide dogs for blind and visually impaired persons. A senior at Palo Alto High School, Schwartz, 18, is training her ninth dog, a yellow Labrador retriever named Andretti.

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Posted by Jui
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Good luck Alana and Andretti! Gregory and I are rooting for you!


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Posted by Russianmo
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 30, 2012 at 7:27 am

Alana, great job. Important contribution to the community. As a parent I understand how difficult it is to part with the dog at the end, after endless hours spend training the friend!
You are making one person independent! Good luck to you!


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Posted by GM Mama
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

Well done, Alana! You have provided a very valuable service to the community. I'm glad it has also been so enjoyable for you. Best of luck to you in the future.


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Posted by AA
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

So proud of you and your decade-long commitment to Guide Dogs!


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