Join the Leader Dog Challenge

A woman in a blue coat sits outdoors on a bridge over water, kissing a yellow lab in guide harness on the nose. Text over the photo says: #LeaderDogChallenge. Who was there for you? April 24-May 8

It’s International Guide Dog Day! In celebration of the support guide dogs give their human partners every day, we’re inviting everyone to share who has helped you through a RUFF patch. It could be your Leader Dog, Future Leader Dog, a family member, close friend, or someone who was just in the right place at the right time. Share your special someone on social media, tag them (if you can) and use the tag #LeaderDogChallenge in your caption.

You can also take your recognition further by donating in your someone’s honor! Our goal is to raise $5,000 and show the world that together we can help one another through RUFF patches with someone special by our side.

Tom Dockham sits smiling and facing the camera with a black lab in harness seated next to him. Behind them is a gray photo background

Bubba is my best friend. He understands the way I stand, which way I want to go at the curbs, and the best of all he loves me and knows that a little rub of his cheek on my leg or a lick to my hand says it all.

Bubba isn’t just my Leader Dog, he is my emotional friend and knows when I get upset and is there to comfort me. From sleeping with me at night to resting at my side, Bubba is my truly wonderful bestie.

Shared by client Tom Dockham about his Leader Dog.

We want to share your stories on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, so make sure we can find you by including #LeaderDogChallenge in your post!

 

RECOMMENDED BLOGS & VIDEOS

Ashley is taking out a selfie with Uni, whose head is resting over her shoulder. Uni's face is white and his nose is close to the camera. Ashley is smiling.

The Discomfort of Learning

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly We all want ...
Blue background with text on top in light green reading Voices of the Leader Dog Community.

Voices of the Leader Dog Community: the LDB Team

For this month’s installment of Voices of the Leader Dog ...
Cerr is seated next to black lab Iris. She is smiling at the camera and wearing a floral yellow top. Iris is in her Leader Dog harness. Behind them is a light gray photo backdrop.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Cerr

Hello Everyone! My name is Cerr and I am from ...
Audrey sits in front of a light gray photo backdrop. She is smiling at the camera and wearing a pink button up shirt. Next to her is a golden retriever in Leader Dog harness.

A Life on Hold

By Client Audrey Demmitt This pandemic lifestyle takes me back ...
Ashley kneels on a log in front of a large body of water in the background. Her hands are on a dog in an orange body harness next to her.

Ask Ashley: Jumping, Crate Training, “Leave It” and More

By Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Ashley Nunnelly Ashley here! Thank ...
Andy sits smiling in front of a gray photo backdrop with yellow lab Ingrid sitting next to him. Ingrid is in her Leader Dog harness and Andy holds her leash.

Voice of the Leader Dog Community: Andrew Stone

The second voice in Voices of the Leader Dog Community ...
Never miss a post

We've got cool stories from clients and volunteers, dog training tips, news about Leader Dog and much more coming out on our blog all the time. Stay in the loop!