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.

Orientation Sessions

We offer free, online orientation sessions for people interested in hosting a breeding dog who want to learn more before hosting. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of every month from 6–7 p.m. 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.

Sign Up for an Upcoming Orientation

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Orientations are the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Dates in 2021 include: September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15.
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You can also check out the breeding host FAQs to get more details about this volunteer role.

See photos of active and retired Leader Dog moms and dads in our Flickr collections

Light Up Leader Dog

Join us this holiday season as we Light Up Leader Dog! For a $10 donation, a luminary will be placed in your honor on Leader Dog's campus on the evening of December 11, 2021.