Kim Becker

I found out at the end of 2007 at 48 years old that I had an eye condition and my eyesight disappeared fast after that. Life will be different (with Gracie Mae) just because of the independence - having it back.

William Herzler

I was mobile before but now it’s like being on cruise control. I’m not afraid to hold the harness and go across the airport. It’s more crucial than ever for me to have a Leader Dog because I now have hearing loss in my right ear and my dog helps because I don’t always hear a car that’s approaching.

Anthony Trent

I am not totally blind, but there are things that I know I can’t see. A cane doesn’t guarantee that I will miss an oncoming car, but [Leader Dog] Zoey will be able to ensure that I stop.

Gary Helsing

With Hoosier, I’m going to be able to travel so much safer. I’ll be able to hold my head up high and be proud to know my dog is keeping me safe and that we’re representing Leader Dog.

Earl Dickey

It’s been beautiful working with Abel. He amazes me.

James Lockwood

In high school I didn’t have a Leader Dog and I wasn’t very social. Then I got my first dog, Scout, and he got me through college.

Heather Villegas

Getting your first dog – is like lightning. The ability to walk with confidence, to hold your head up, to walk down the sidewalk and not be afraid – it’s a ‘WOW!’

Brittany Sikorski

Leader Dog Tarbah and I are bonding as if we were meant to be together. She has helped me get around with much less effort and anxiety! I never realized that would be possible.

Lisa Kellerman

It may sound odd, but getting a Leader Dog made me a whole person. When you’re blind you lose your independence. Your Leader Dog becomes your eyes; they become your whole world.

Mary Sedgwick

When I went home with my first dog I remember getting off the airplane and walking toward my dad with a feeling of confidence, of freedom and independence.