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Host a Breeding Dog

Our breeding mom and dad 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.

Hosting a breeding dog is a unique volunteer opportunity that invites you to bring a mom or dad dog into your family for the length of their breeding career—and beyond! Once your breeding mom or dad retires, they become a permanent member of your family.

Leader Dog moms and dads are chosen because they have the best qualities our dogs have to offer. With your help, they can pass on those traits to the puppies destined to become someone's eyes.

New Breeding Volunteer Options

We've added new ways to volunteer so that more people can be part of hosting a Leader Dog Mom or Dad! Check out the new options to see which breeding volunteer role is best for you and your lifestyle.

Info Sessions

We offer free, online info sessions for people interested in hosting a breeding dog. If you'd like to hear from our team about what being a breeding host is like, please join us for an upcoming session! We'll cover the program in detail and you are welcome to ask questions.

Info sessions are held the third Wednesday of every month from 6–7 p.m.

Sign Up for an Upcoming Info Session

Info sessions are typically the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Session dates through the end of 2024 are listed.
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You can also check out the breeding host FAQs to get more details about this volunteer role.