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Dinner in the Dark
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Dinner in the Dark is an experience like no other, and this March you're invited to join us in person again at the beautiful MGM Grand Detroit! Tickets are now available.

Paws 365
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By joining Paws 365 monthly giving, you’re helping us care for and train hundreds of canine heroes who give independence, confidence, and companionship to their partners all year long.


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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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.

Keith, wearing sunglasses, khaki shorts and a blue Leader Dog polo, sits smiling next to a woman in sunglasses and a flowery top. The woman has her mouth in a wide open smile as if laughing. A yellow lab in harness sits near their feet looking at them.

Thank You, Keith McGregor

It’s not hard to find passionate, dedicated team members at Leader Dog, and Keith McGregor was a perfect example. After 41 years with Leader Dog, we said “happy retirement” to … Read more

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Meeting My Match: A Leader Dog Diary

By Joey J., Guide Dog Client Day 1 If anyone is interested and wants to see my daily activities or training I am going to try and update every evening … Read more

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How to Have a Spooky Safe Dog Halloween

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly Spooky season is upon us! Here are a few tips to make your dog’s Halloween mostly full of treats (of the dog-safe variety) … Read more