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On the Road with Barry: Green Bay

Day 1 The trip this time is a little bit different. I’m making a stop in three major Wisconsin cities. I’m flying into Milwaukee, driving to Madison, then to Green Bay. (Just in case you were wondering, the Brewers are ...
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Statement on Ethical Training and Care of Guide Dogs

The International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) and Assistance Dogs International (ADI) recently released a joint statement on the ethical training and care of guide and assistance dogs. As a longstanding member of both the IGDF and ADI, Leader Dog adheres ...
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On the Road with Barry: Georgia

Day 1 This trip is the first time since I’ve been traveling for Leader Dog that I had to transfer flights in order to get where I was going. As the old saying goes, “Even if you’re headed to hell, ...
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Firework Safety for Dogs

  This Independence Day, many of us will celebrate the date with fireworks. However, our dogs (and other animals) may not appreciate this form of celebration. This Fourth of July, help keep your dog and others safe with these tips. ...
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On the Road with Barry: Tennessee

Day 1 So, I flew with the airline that shall not be named and I couldn’t help but wonder when the ugliness was going to start. Surely, there was weather somewhere, or the flight crew would be delayed because someone ...
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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 V Travel of any kind relies on fuel. Airliners burn ...
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On the Road with Barry: Pennsylvania

Day 1 “… you will find fortune, though it will not be the fortune you seek. But first, first ye must travel a long and difficult road. A road fraught with peril. You shall see things, wonderful to tell… I ...
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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 formal training, our breeding team determined he would become a ...
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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 light is good for the soul. Also, I hate the ...
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On the Road with Barry: Wisconsin

Day One On the parking shuttle, an older couple boarded after I was settled in. She sat across from me, while he sat next to me. Both were wearing Hawaiian shirts, and she was badgering him about his shoe choice. ...
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Meet the Class of 2023

This year, our supporters have made it possible for a truly incredible class of Leader Dogs to graduate. 

Right now: You can help the class of 2024 graduate with a gift – our generous friends at the Gary Sinise Foundation have agreed to match your donation today, up to $100,000!