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Guide Dog Gil's journey, in photos

Follow Gil — a canine training with the Guide Dog Foundation — as he embarks on a very important journey to assist individuals who are blind or otherwise visually impaired. Over the next several months, he’ll be learning the ropes, making new friends and training in the busy city. And, you’ll be there too.

Check out his paw-some progress at amNY.com/Gil with monthly photos, videos and more. On Instagram: #GuideDogGil. 

Dog trainer Lorin Bruzzese has a command answered
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Gil gives his mom a high-five with his snout when she asks him to "touch" her palm on July 12.

Gil meets singer Maggie Rogers at her "Today"
Photo Credit: The Guide Dog Foundation/Lorin Bruzzese

Gil meets singer Maggie Rogers at her "Today" concert at Rockefeller Plaza on July 12.

Gil shows up to the Maggie Rogers "Today"
Photo Credit: The Guide Dog Foundation/Lorin Bruzzese

Gil shows up to the Maggie Rogers "Today" concert in style, with his protective ear muffs on. 

Gil saves a kiss for his mom, Lorin,
Photo Credit: The Guide Dog Foundation/Allison Storck

Gil saves a kiss for his mom, Lorin, on July 3.

Gil lounges at home in Plainview, Long Island,
Photo Credit: The Guide Dog Foundation/Lorin Bruzzese

Gil lounges at home in Plainview, Long Island, on June 24.

Follow Gil, a puppy training with the Guide
Photo Credit: The Guide Dog Foundation/Lorin Bruzzese

Gil shows off his amNewYork bandana. 

Lorin Bruzzese, the puppy program manager at the
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Lorin Bruzzese, the puppy program manager at the Guide Dog Foundation, cuddles with Gil at the amNewYork office on June 6.

Gil stretches out after a long afternoon at
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Gil stretches out after a long afternoon at amNewYork on June 6.

Gil, a 9-week-old yellow lab who is training
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Gil naps at amNewYork on June 6.

Lorin Bruzzese, the puppy program manager at the
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Lorin Bruzzese cuddles Gil at amNewYork on June 6.

Gil, a 9-week-old yellow lab who is training
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

A timid Gil strikes a pose while demonstrating his excellent "sit" skills at amNewYork on June 6.

Gil, who is training to be a guide
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Gil reads the newspaper at amNewYork on June 6.

Gil visits the amNY offices in midtown and
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Gil shows off his "touch" skills at amNewYork on June 6.

Guide Dog Gil begins his journey in June
Photo Credit: The Guide Dog Foundation/Lorin Bruzzese

A little Guide Dog Gil begins his journey, in June. 

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