An older woman kneels on pavement, smiling as she laces up her shoes. She is looking at a yellow lab standing next to her whose leash she is holding
A golden retriever puppy appears to lick the screen. Next to it is green text reading Giving Tuesday. Unleash generosity.
A black lab sits on a field of green grass wearing a leather Leader Dog harness and looking directly at the camera
Six puppies wearing blue Future Leader Dog bandanas
Six puppies wearing blue Future Leader Dog bandanas
Light Up Leader Dog
Light Up Leader Dog logo

Join us this holiday season as we Light Up Leader Dog! For a $10 donation, a luminary will be placed in your honor on Leader Dog's campus on the evening of December 11, 2021.

Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is November 30

This Giving Tuesday, Facebook will match up to $2 million dollars in donations made to organizations participating in the Facebook match campaign. We need your help to make this day a success!

Chief Financial
Support the credit union that supports us

Our partner Chief Financial Credit Union’s Free Kasasa® Reward Checking accounts pay you awesome rewards like CASH BACK on debit card purchases or HIGH DIVIDENDS on your balance. You can even select Leader Dog card art!

Holiday gift guide
Holiday giving ideas

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and make an impact at the same time! Your gifts this holiday season can help empower people who are blind long after the holidays are over.

Sponsor a Puppy
Sponsor a puppy

These five puppies have big futures. Your sponsorship makes a difference not only for the puppies who will grow up to become heroes to their partners, but also for the partners whose lives will be changed by these dogs.

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.

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!

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Brooke Coleman

My name is Brooke Coleman and I’m a freshman at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. I’ve been working with my best friend, Leader Dog Sampson, for a year … Read more

A young yellow lab/golden retriever cross sits on a porch in a too-big blue Leader Dog vest. Behind the puppy is a bench with a plush dog in a blue Future Leader Dog bench. To the right is a pink sign with a flower design. It reads: watch me grow.

The Meaning of a Name

By Volunteer Puppy Raiser Karen Beatty My first-born grandson, Dawson, was born at 24 weeks 3 days and weighed in at 1lb 11oz. Due to being premature, he developed Retinopathy … Read more

Black lab looking to the side in grass

Blind Enough

By Outreach Services & Community Engagement Manager Leslie Hoskins After clients in Guide Dog Training have been with their new Leader Dogs for about a week, we interview them to … Read more

Holiday Giving Ideas

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and make an impact with your giving this year.