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Join us for the first-ever Great Leader Dog Picnic! Choose your level of participation and receive everything you need for your fun, safe get-together with family and friends.

Sponsor a puppy

These six puppies have big futures. With your symbolic sponsorship, you support not only the puppies growing up to become heroes to their partners, but also the partners whose lives will be changed by these dogs.

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October is Blindness Awareness Month. Find out what your gift can do to help us continue to provide free services for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Keep your best friend fit

Our partner Tevra Pet is offering Leader Dog followers 25% off their SlimPaws chews! Use the promo code LEADER25 to receive your discount.

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.

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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.

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Meet the special puppy wearing tag #20,000!

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Leader Dog’s Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leader Dogs for the Blind’s core values include doing what is right and showing respect and compassion to each and every person as the foundation of the organization’s overall mission … Read more

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Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Leatrice Fulllerton

October 8 was the first day of our Voices of the Leader Dog Community series, where we feature stories and perspectives from LDB community members. Our first voice was Leatrice … Read more

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Introducing “Voices of the Leader Dog Community”

In recent months, individuals and organizations have been challenged to take a critical look at ourselves. Here at Leader Dogs for the Blind, we are no exception. What can we … Read more

Did you know?Over 1.3 MILLION people are blind or visually impaired in the U.S.

October is Blindness Awareness Month. Find out what your gift can do to help more people get free, life-changing services.