Jackson, a future Leader Dog posing for the camera.
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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Every member of the Leader Dog community is an Ambassador, and we have created resources to help you talk about the Leader Dog mission to your friends, family and community.

Six puppies wearing blue Future Leader Dog bandanas

These six puppies have big futures. With your symbolic sponsorship, you support not only the puppies growing up to become heroes to their partners, but also the partners whose lives will be changed by these dogs.

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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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Five Best Things About Hosting a Leader Dog Mom

By Emma Jo Haden, Breeding Stock Host As a little girl, I was fascinated by a guide dog donation statue that sat in the front of the store where my … Read more

Gretchen Preston sits smiling at the camera with her left arm around her Leader Dog, black Labrador Floyd, who is wearing a leather Leader Dog harness

Five Ways to Keep Your Leader Dog Active in Inclement Weather

By Gretchen Preston, Leader Dog Handler Cold, wind, rain or snow may force an occasional “inside” day. Excessive heat, high humidity or just having a busy day may restrict your … Read more

Amy Chevalier sits facing the camera and smiling with her left arm around yellow Labrador Leader Dog Ember, who also sits facing the camera in harness

Part of the Family

When Amy Chevalier’s daughter, Samantha, began taking her first steps, Amy came to a realization. The diabetic retinopathy that had progressed rapidly during her pregnancy had left her legally blind, … Read more