A young, fluffy yellow Labrador/golden retriever looks into the camera while lying on the floor
Vote for a Name for Puppy #20,000!

The puppy who will receive tag #20,000 has been born, and we need your help to give him a name! Vote for your favorite before April 10.

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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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, classes and on-campus events are suspended at this time, and the gift shop is closed. 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.

Photo of the canine center lobby. One woman walks with a dog through the mostly empty space, and another woman sits at a desk. A dog behind the desk is looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows toward the parking lot.

Amid Coronavirus, We’re Hopeful for the Future

Just last week, the Leader Dog campus was bustling with activity. Guide dog mobility instructors worked with their dogs in training, preparing for the clients who were soon to arrive. … Read more

Close up photo of someone hand stamping part of a leather harness with numbers, using a metal tool

Old Skills, New Friends – Making Harnesses for Leader Dogs

By Steve Williams After working as an orthotist (a person who makes custom orthopedic devices) for 39 years, my wife and I closed our family business in 2015. Shortly after … Read more

A row of dogs stand on a floor that looks similar to a high school gym. They are looking up at the men standing beside them who are holding their leashes. The men are pictured from the waist down

Leaving Prison Behind – A Prison Puppies Perspective

By Puppy Raiser John There is a saying among prisoners, “everyone has their own bit to do.” Some are long, some shorter, but each one is long enough (or too … Read more

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