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
Tan colored image of people smiling and sitting at an outdoor table with cups of beer. In the front and center is the Leader Dogs for the Blind Bark & Brew logo in brown
A black lab sits on a field of green grass wearing a leather Leader Dog harness and looking directly at the camera
A black lab sits on a field of green grass wearing a leather Leader Dog harness and looking directly at the camera
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
Match Campaign 2022
Help make perfect matches like Heather and Leader Dog Ivan
$79,000 Matching Gift Challenge

Your gift by June 1 will help people like Heather live life to the fullest with the help of of a loyal Leader Dog like Ivan.

Bark & Brew
Leader Dog Bark & Brew event logo

Kick off summer with Bark & Brew and the Bark & Brew 5K, presented by Chief Financial Credit Union! Registration for the 5K (in person or virtual) and 1-mile fun run is open now. And join us for the Bark & Brew event at Griffin Claw Brewing Company, back in person for the first time since 2019!

Breeding Host
Host a Leader Dog Mom

Our breeding mom dogs represent the future of Leader Dogs for the Blind and all the guide dogs we match with people who are blind. When you become a breeding host, you ensure that many more people will have the chance to meet the dogs that will change their lives.

Summer Camp Opportunities
Summer Camp for Teens

This year, Leader Dog is offering both in-person and virtual summer camp opportunities! Teens 14‒17 are invited to an awesome lineup of virtual activities complete with individualized camp kit. Teens 16‒17 can join us on our campus to have fun, learn leadership skills, explore mobility options and make friends.

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.

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.

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 dog who wore puppy tag #20,000!

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Kacie

Today’s Voice of the Leader Dog Community is LDB Client Kacie Q. who shares some insight into her first year with her first Leader Dog, Danny, that she received on … Read more

A woman and a golden retriever are sitting on a wooden dock with a rippling blue lake in the background. The woman is smiling and sitting cross-legged with her right arm around the dog’s shoulders, she holds the dog’s brown leather leash in her left hand. She has long, straight blond hair and round wire glasses; she is wearing denim capri’s and a white, red and light grey top. The dog’s tongue is hanging out and has a black spot in the middle. He has long light tan fur and a very black nose.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Nancy C

One of my favorite books as a little girl was a children’s novel called Follow My Leader. It was a story about a young boy who loses his vision when … Read more

A group of two women and five men sit around a round gray table smiling and looking at the camera. In the background on a wall is the Leader Dog logo

Leader Dog Volunteers

When you think about what volunteering at Leader Dogs for the Blind, what comes to mind? Caring for dogs and puppies, of course! But there is so much more! Volunteers, … Read more