International Guide Dog Day

Canine Center FrontOn April 27th, we recognize International Guide Dog Day, a holiday near and dear to our hearts here at Leader Dog. As you may recall, we publicly announced the Canine Development Center Capital Campaign on this day last year - and what a year it has been!

This year, we’re proud to introduce the official Leader Dogs for the Blind blog!

We are kicking off this blog to share news about Leader Dogs for the Blind, including updates on our dogs and clients, and expert tips beneficial to you and your dog. This is also a place for you to ask questions about Leader Dog, especially the ones you’ve always been curious about.

It’s been an exciting start to 2016 for Leader Dog. So far, we’ve placed 123 Leader Dogs with clients and over 63 clients have been served through all our various programs. We’ve also had 100 future Leader Dogs born so far this year. These puppies will eventually join us in our new, innovative Canine Development Center. As you may know, our Canine Center will create the ideal learning and living environment for our dogs, which means that we can better serve our clients by providing the best-trained and highest quality guide dogs possible. (For more information or to donate directly to support the Canine Center and help us reach our $14.5 million goal, please visit:

It means so much to us that you are interested in reading our blog and learning more about us – thank you! Your support helps us fulfill our mission of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. If you’re interested in submitting a blog post idea, or have questions for our team, please contact us at, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking forward to showing you an up-close, personal perspective of the dedication of the entire community that supports and is supported by Leader Dog. We encourage you to share our posts on your personal social channels.

We appreciate your support - check back often for updates!

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