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Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

MISSION

To assist the blind and disabled veterans & active military personnel through activities that include: breeding and training of guide & service dogs; training the blind to use these guide dogs; doing everything necessary or desirable to improve the independence of the blind; and educating the public about opportunities for the blind in our society.

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES

For 70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide increased independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to people who are blind, have low vision or have other disabilities.  Once they make the decision to get an assistance dog, applicants become part of the Foundations' open and welcoming community and are supported with an uncompromised commitment to excellence, from highly empathetic and certified trainers, to a meticulously constructed curriculum.  

THE RESULTS

The Guide Dog Foundation pairs each student with the dog that’s right for them – and the power of their bond makes ordinary moments extraordinary.  Crossing the street independently becomes a moment of liberation.  Traveling alone becomes a welcome adventure.  Embracing new experiences becomes an everyday occurrence.