Jackson, a future Leader Dog posing for the camera.
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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Leader Dogs for the Blind Dinner in the Dark event logo

Join us for a dinner like no other.
On March 8, enjoy a unique fundraiser and dine under blindfold at our Dinner in the Dark at the MGM Grand Detroit.

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Paws 365 Monthly Giving logo

Sign up once. Change lives all year.
Your recurring, monthly gift is the most effective way to ensure the blind and visually impaired have safe and independent travel 365 days a year.

Six puppies wearing blue Future Leader Dog bandanas

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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Make Everyone Unstoppable

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

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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Webinar: Is a Leader Dog the Right Mobility Tool for Me?

We have held the first in a series of webinars that will provide answers to some of the questions we receive most often about the services we provide. Webinars will … Read more

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Becoming a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

By Ashley Nunnelly, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Before joining Leader Dog, I worked for three years in the puppy department at another guide dog organization, hoping to pay my dues and … Read more

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Congratulations to Melissa Weisse!

We are proud to announce that Leader Dog’s own Chief Philanthropy Officer, Melissa Weisse, has been named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of 2018 Notable Women in Nonprofits. The … Read more