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October is Blindness Awareness Month. To support awareness of our free services, we're raising $5,000 (the cost of one client getting white cane training at Leader Dog).

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Sponsor a puppy.
Change a life.

Sponsor a puppy or give a sponsorship as a gift. You'll support the puppies growing up to become heroes to their partners and the people whose lives will be changed by these dogs.

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Protect your pet and support Leader Dog with your purchase.

During October, buy one flea and tick product from Tevra Pet and get another ½ off (we use Activate II here at Leader Dog)! Bonus: with every purchase made, TevraPet will continue their support of Leader Dogs for the Blind. (Pick the ½ off item during checkout).

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We're an approved CFC charity and a member of Animal Charities of America. Find us on the CFC website under the name Dogs Leading the Blind or with our EIN or CFC numbers.

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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. 

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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How Guide Dogs are Trained

When Future Leader Dogs are 12 to 15 months old, their volunteer puppy raisers return them to the Leader Dog campus to begin formal guide dog training. Puppy raisers have … Read more

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Raising a Future Leader Dog in School

By Puppy Raiser Becky Wynn I am a retired speech/language pathologist and raised my first two Future Leader Dog puppies while I was still working in the public schools in … Read more

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Webinar: You’re Going Where? GPS Training at Leader Dog

In the fourth installment of our webinar series, staff members discuss why we began offering free GPS devices and training to our clients over a decade ago. Learn about how … Read more

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