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A man in a dark winter coat and hat walks on a sidewalk next to a road with parked cars with a yellow lab Leader Dog in harness. Another man in a green winter coat walks slightly behind.
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
Match Campaign 2023
Help make perfect matches like Brett and Leader Dog Legacy
$104,000 Matching Gift Challenge

Your gift by June 15 will be matched to help people like Brett rediscover independence with the help of a faithful, skilled companion like Leader Dog Legacy.

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 run/walk is open now. And join us for the Bark & Brew event, which is back at Rochester Mills Beer Co!

Summer Camp Opportunities
Summer Camp for Teens

The deadline for Teen Summer Camp applications is coming up soon! This free program for teens 16 and 17 combines fun activities with exploring mobility options like guide dog travel, discovering leadership skills and building friendships.

Youth O&M
Youth Orientation and Mobility

Our new Youth Orientation and Mobility option provides O&M training for 16- or 17-year-olds and education for a supporter (typically a family member) to learn more about blindness, the skills their loved one uses and how to help in O&M goals. Three sessions are available!


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 dreaming of an owner

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.

Yellow lab puppy on left with bag of Purina ProPlan Sport bag of dog food. Right side shows a man smiling and walking with a Leader Dog in harness across a cement bridge. ProPlan logo in corner

ProPlan: Fueling Leader Dogs for over 20 Years

“It takes a pretty remarkable dog to make my travels unremarkable, but that is exactly what my Leader Dog Wake does for me. It is incredible.” – LDB Client Calvin … Read more

Yellow lab in harness looking up while sitting on sidewalk

Hero: The Story of a Leader Dog Dad Turned Leader Dog

Meet Hero, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever who was raised in the prison system as part of our Prison Puppies initiative. When he came back to Leader Dog to go into … Read more

White river running through forest

On the Road with Barry: North Carolina

Day 1 I love the airport! Such a melting pot of cultures, sights and sounds. The leisurely walk through the newly constructed, widened terminals are a joy. Lots of natural … Read more