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, and the gift shop is currently 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.

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!

Ashley is standing at a curb on the sidewalk of a tree-lined street. She is smiling at the camera and walking with a yellow lab in Leader Dog harness.

Clicker Training Your Dog

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly In this post, Ashley explains the why and how of clicker training, which is the positive reinforcement method that our guide dog mobility … Read more

A yellow lab in leather Leader Dog harness sits on a sidewalk looking up at the camera. Its mouth is open as if smiling. The legs of the person standing behind and holding the dog's leash are visible.

You Can’t Legislate Respectful Behavior

By Client Joanne Lax We have plenty of laws in the United States protecting the rights of people with disabilities. The grand-daddy of them all is the landmark Americans with … Read more

Joanne sits in front of a gray photo background. She is wearing a black and white flowery shirt and smiling. Next to her is a seated black lab in harness.

Meet Client Joanne Lax

Greetings, fellow Leader Dog users and supporters. Let me introduce myself, since I am a new contributor to Leader Dog publications. My name is Joanne Lax. I lost my vision … Read more

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