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Raise a puppy in January or February with a gift card

Our friends at Premier Pet Supply are generously providing $100 Premier Pet gift cards to any puppy raiser who picks up a puppy in January or February 2020!

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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.

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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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 row of dogs stand on a floor that looks similar to a high school gym. They are looking up at the men standing beside them who are holding their leashes. The men are pictured from the waist down

Leaving Prison Behind – A Prison Puppies Perspective

By Puppy Raiser John There is a saying among prisoners, “everyone has their own bit to do.” Some are long, some shorter, but each one is long enough (or too … Read more

Dan leans back onto his skateboard, which is propped up against his back. He is lying on a low wall outdoors with people walking in the background on a sidewalk in a sunny public area. A white cane leans on the wall near his feet

A New Direction: Dan Mancina

Dan Mancina was very active growing up, not letting a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) at age 13 slow him down. Then in his 20s his diminishing vision led him … Read more

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Meet the Ambassador Dogs

Did you know Leader Dog has a dedicated group of canine representatives? We’re often asked to bring dogs to events (here on campus and elsewhere), and one of the things … Read more

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