On January 29, 1929, America's first seeing eye dog school, The Seeing Eye, was issued its certificate of incorporation. Three days later, on February 1, Morris Frank reported to Dorothy Harrison Eustis that he had rented an office in the Fourth and First National Bank Building in Nashville, Tennessee - the first home of The Seeing Eye. Morris reported that rent was $15 a month - and for another $15, he had purchased two desks, four chairs, and a coat tree. The following day, Dr. Howard Buchanan and Dr. Raymond Harris were teamed with Gala and Tartar, respectively, and began their training as the members of the very first class of The Seeing Eye, as shown in the video.
Seeing eye dogs give many people independence and companionship. Please celebrate this day by
donating to a Houston area service dog organization, such as My Service Dog or Service Dogs. It's much more expensive to train a dog/human pair than it was in the old days - about $20,000 over an entire year these days.