Breed: Labrador retriever
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Growing Up In: Ionia Correctional Facility, Michigan
Favorite Toy: KONG®
Personality: Ball of fire, Investigative, Self-assured
Future Leader Dog Winston is one of the more than 400 puppies being raised right now across the U.S. to become the eyes and companion of someone who is blind or visually impaired. His puppy raisers will spend 12 to 15 months training Winston to be the best puppy he can be, taking him to new places, introducing him to all kinds of people and animals, and helping him to be calm and well behaved. When Winston reaches adulthood, he will come back to Leader Dogs for the Blind for his formal training to become a guide dog.
Each year, we pair 200 highly trained Leader Dogs with people who are blind or visually impaired at no cost to them. With your help, we can raise and train many more amazing puppies like Winston.