Photo of a black Labrador retriever puppy sitting on a beige floor. She is looking up at the camera and wearing a blue Future Leader Dog bandannaBreed: Labrador retriever

Gender: Female

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Growing Up In: Marquette Branch Prison, Michigan

Favorite Toy: Deer antler


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Future Leader Dog Leia is one of the more than 400 puppies being raised right now across the U.S. to become the eyes and companion of someone who is blind or visually impaired. Her puppy raisers will spend 12 to 15 months training Leia to be the best puppy she can be, introducing her to all kinds situations and simulations, teaching her to make good decisions with positive reinforcement, and helping her to be calm and well behaved. When Leia reaches adulthood, she will come back to Leader Dogs for the Blind for her formal training to become a guide dog.

Each year, we pair 200 highly trained Leader Dogs with people who are blind or visually impaired at no cost to them. With your help, we can raise and train many more amazing puppies like Leia.

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