A young yellow lab lying on a concrete step in front of a red building. The puppy is wearing a blue Future Leader Dog bandanna
A young, fluffy yellow Labrador/golden retriever looks into the camera while lying on the floor
Jackson, a future Leader Dog posing for the camera.
Call for Puppy Raisers
A puppy just like this one needs you

Become the foundation a puppy needs to grow up to bring freedom, safety and happiness. Your opportunity for a life-changing adventure is also the opportunity someone who is blind is waiting for right now.

Fundraise
Your fundraiser makes a difference

People like you can make a huge difference for Leader Dog by hosting a fundraiser. Not sure how to get started? We can help!

Jackson looking left
Future Leader Dog Jackson is destined for greatness

Thanks to the dedication of puppy raisers and all our volunteers, we are able to provide our services 100% free of charge.

Make Everyone Unstoppable

With your help and our expertise, more people can travel safer, easier and with greater freedom than ever before. 

Due to the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., Leader Dogs for the Blind has enacted protocols to help protect the health and safety of our clients, team members, volunteers, guests and others who interact with Leader Dog personnel or visit our campus. Tours and on-campus events are suspended at this time. The gift shop is open online and for curbside pickup. Learn more about our safety protocols.

Blindness changes everything.

For people who are blind or visually impaired, the loss of sight is only the beginning of a life-changing reality. As the simplest to the most complex everyday tasks become daunting, these individuals often become depressed, anxious and isolated.

Why Leader Dog?

Leader Dog is the answer for thousands of people in critical need of our services. Because we believe every person deserves equal opportunity for independent travel, all of our services are provided at no cost, covering expenses for training, room, and board, and travel to our campus from anywhere in North America.

A golden retriever puppy is tucked under a yellow blanket. There is a "dream" bubble depicted over the puppy's head showing an adult golden retriever in guide dog harness walking down a sidewalk with an older man

Make a dream come true.

There’s no doubt what our puppies want to be when they grow up, but they need your help. As a volunteer puppy raiser, you’ll be the foundation a puppy needs to become a Leader Dog. And together, you’ll help someone who is blind or visually impaired live a life of freedom, safety and happiness.

A yellow lab/golden retriever cross puppy sits on a sidewalk in the sun on leash. He is looking at the camera with his mouth open as if smiling

Meet the special puppy wearing tag #20,000!

Ethan Wilson outdoors in a wintery environment

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Ethan Wilson

This month’s community member for Voices of the Leader Dog Community is Ethan Wilson. Ethan was an intern in our communications and marketing department this summer. We did our best … Read more

Group of young people on video conferencing platform with several Leader Dog personnel

Virtual Summer Experience Camp 2021

The Leader Dog team hosted a second Virtual Summer Experience Camp this year for 22 campers from across the U.S. and Canada. By taking feedback from last year’s campers and … Read more

Ashley, smiling, hugs a black dog whose head is leaning against her.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Ashley Nunnelly

Hi, I’m Ashley Nunnelly, a guide dog mobility instructor at Leader Dog. I have been involved in the service dog industry for over 10 years. I have worked with countless … Read more