Six puppies wearing blue Future Leader Dog bandanas
A young yellow lab lying on a concrete step in front of a red building. The puppy is wearing a blue Future Leader Dog bandanna
Jackson, a future Leader Dog posing for the camera.
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.

Call for Puppy Raisers
A puppy just like this one needs you

Become the foundation a puppy needs to grow up to bring freedom, safety and happiness. Your opportunity for a life-changing adventure is also the opportunity someone who is blind is waiting for right now.

Jackson looking left
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.

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!

. On the left is a black Labrador retriever lying down, looking forward and wearing a red bow on its collar with a sign that says "You're My Person" with hearts on it in front of the dog.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Amy Schupska

Hi! My name is Amy Schupska. My husband of 18 years, Andy, and I have raised 14 Leader Dog puppies. We live in Michigan near Lansing. We are currently raising … Read more

A young woman with brown, French-braided hair and glasses sitting on a short stone wall with her arm around a yellow Labrador retriever sitting next to her. The dog is leaning heavily into the woman’s side. There is a statue of a Lion wearing a crown leaning on a large letter “K” behind them. There is a tall concreate and mirror building in the far background.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Kayla

My name is Kayla. I have Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), so I do not have much peripheral vision (side vision). I was diagnosed at age 14. It took me walking into … Read more

Mark Mansell stands in the canine center lobby on Leader Dog's campus. He is smiling and holding a black lab Leader Dog puppy. His wife, Debbie, is smiling and looking at the puppy

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Mark Mansell

Part 1: Introduction Hello, I am Lion Mark Mansell. It has been nearly a decade since a crazy idea to ride a bicycle solo across America in support of Leader … Read more