Logo for Bark & Brew 5K showing graphic of a yellow dog in harness on the left with the words Leader Dogs for the Blind Bark & Brew 5K Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union. There is also a graphic of a foaming mug.

Kick off the start of summer with the Bark & Brew 5K, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union! In-person racers will enjoy a beautiful 5K route starting at Rochester Municipal Park, and virtual racers can join the run from anywhere!

GIVE BY JUNE 15
Help make more perfect matches like Karen and Leader Dog Minkey!
MATCHING CHALLENGE DEADLINE EXTENDED

Your gift by June 15 will help even more people like Karen live without boundaries with the help of a loyal Leader Dog like Minkey. Make a gift today and Tevra Pet will match it!

Activate the Power

Shop flea & tick protection with Tevra Pet, the official flea & tick provider of Leader Dog! Use code LEADER25 for 25%!

Sponsor a puppy

These six 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.

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.

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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!

A young woman wearing a yellow t-shirt with a blue Leader Dog logo on it stands looking into the camera. She is outside the brick canine development center on Leader Dog's campus. She is holding a young black lab puppy and wearing a blue surgical mask.

Amid Coronavirus, One Year Later

One year ago, the Leader Dog campus had radically transformed in just one week. Our classes—canceled. Tours and events were the same. Our team members and volunteers mostly disappeared from … Read more

Four men in a line each with a dog (one golden retriever, one black and two yellow Labrador retrievers) on a leash held in their land hand. Each dog is standing with all four paws on a colored training step on the left side of each man.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Troy – Part 2

Part 4: How it Began for Me My first encounter with a puppy on the inside occurred after having already served 16 years. I was on a transfer layover in … Read more

Four men in a line each with a dog (one golden retriever, one black and two yellow Labrador retrievers) on a leash held in their land hand. Each dog is standing with all four paws on a colored training step on the left side of each man.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Troy

Part 1: Introduction My name is Troy and I have just been paroled after serving 22 years within the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). A major part of my personal … Read more