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Six puppies wearing blue Future Leader Dog bandanas
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Dinner in the Dark
Dinner in the Dark logo

Dinner in the Dark is an experience like no other, and in 2022 you can join us for an amazing night from just about anywhere! Your Dinner in the Dark kit will turn an evening at home into a dining event to remember.

Sponsor a Puppy
Sponsor a puppy

These five puppies have big futures. Your sponsorship makes a difference not only for the puppies who will grow up to become heroes to their partners, but also for the partners whose lives will be changed by these dogs.

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.

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!

Voices of the Leader Dog Community: Clients

Today’s Voices of the Leader Dog Community is a special one! Meet nine of our clients from the past several months and find out more about them in their own … Read more

Melissa is wearing a dark blue polka dot dress and smiling at the camera

Congratulations to Melissa Weisse!

Melissa Weisse, Leader Dog’s chief philanthropy officer, has been named the President of the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Detroit Chapter! In her time at Leader Dog, … Read more

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Brooke Coleman

My name is Brooke Coleman and I’m a freshman at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. I’ve been working with my best friend, Leader Dog Sampson, for a year … Read more