Fidelco volunteer orientation on April 2

The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation will hold its first-ever Wilton-based volunteer orientation at its 27 Cannon Road campus on Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Fidelco is an internationally-accredited nonprofit based in Wilton that provides German Shepherd guide dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals at no cost.

Since its founding in 1960, Fidelco has placed more than 1,400 of its specially bred German Shepherds with men and women across North America, providing increased independence and mobility.

Click here to RSVP for “Insights” Volunteer Orientation.


Fidelco recently launched its Volunteer Puppy Raising Program and is currently accepting applications for individuals and families interested in taking eight-week-old puppies into their homes and teaching them basic obedience and house manners and socializing them.

A session for people interested in volunteering as a puppy-raiser will also take place at its Cannon Road campus on April 2, from 11 to noon.

Fidelco President and CEO Eliot Russman said volunteers are “the heartbeat” of Fidelco’s charitable mission.

“We’re excited to open our doors in Fairfield County and look forward to making many new friends who will help Fidelco forever change the lives of men and women with vision loss,” he said.

To register for the puppy-raising session and learn more about Fidelco, visit