Dogs to Guide the Blind & Visually Impaired

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Guiding Dogs for the Blind Association UK  All our activities are based on three key objectives: breeding and training guide dogs, training visually impaired people to use guide dogs abd providing other services and facilities for the visually impaired. Every year we breed nearly 1000 puppies and are responsible for more than 6500 dogs whether as dogs in training, working guide dogs, dogs in retirement, breeding stock or puppies. Courses are organised at our seven main and six small centres, allowing new users to become familiar with their guide dogs.  We are the UK's largest charitable provider of funds for ophthalmic work in hospitals and universities.

BulletGuide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.  Our schools accept visually impaired students from throughout the United States and Canada for training with a Guide Dog. We provide transportation, room and board, the costs of training and all of our other services completely free of charge, and we are supported entirely by private donations. Students have access to instructors, counselors and veterinarians, a full-time nursing staff, a dedicated dormitory staff and people who attend to students' needs in order to make their stay pleasant and enjoyable.

BulletGuiding Eyes For the Blind At Guiding Eyes for the Blind, doors are opened for blind men and women through the use of specially bred and trained guide dogs. Since 1954, more than 5,000 blind individuals have experienced the joy and freedom provided by a Guiding Eyes guide dog .

BulletLeader Dogs for the Blind   One of the most dramatic and best known service activities of Lions is the Leader Dog program. The Leader Dog School was founded in 1939 by three Lions who were unable to obtain Leader Dogs from any other source The Leader Dog School offers its services through the Lions of all states. Lions have the privilege of offering Leader Dogs to all who are eligible.

BulletThe Seeing Eye   Founded in 1929 the school's mission is: "to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye dogs." It has no branches or affiliates. Located in Morristown, New Jersey, The Seeing Eye serves qualified blind persons from throughout the United States and Canada

BulletThe Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc.   Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Besides providing Second Sight through the use of our guide dogs, the Guide Dog Foundation offers extensive public education vehicles to broaden society's understanding of vision, vision impairment, blindness, and disability rights.

Bullet Southeastern Guide Dogs - Florida  SEGDI is a non profit organization, with skilled staff, supported by hundreds of loving and dedicated volunteers, located in modern facilities in a beautiful, tropical setting, near Sarasota, Florida which provides the blind and visually impaired with highly trained guide dogs to enhance their mobility and travel, with confidence, safety, and dignity.

BulletPilot Dogs    Pilot Dogs is a nonprofit organization founded in 1950 to train guide dogs and to teach blind persons to work with them. Dogs are trained individually for 3 to 4 months, then trained for another 4 weeks to work with their masters. Pilot Dogs operates a breeding program of German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Boxers, and Labrador Retrievers and raises them in private homes until they are ready for training.


BulletGEB North Carolina Puppy Raising Program  The North Carolina Puppy Raising Program (NCPRP) is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers who raise Guiding Eyes for the Blind  puppies during the first year of their lives. These volunteers take the pups into their homes and give them the love, support, and direction they need to prepare them for their formal training as future guides for blind men and women. Puppy raisers are supported by additional volunteers who supply food and veterinary services.

BulletThe Guide Dogs For The Blind Association -Fleet and District  A Fund Raising branch of the G.D.B.A, one of many such branches. All members are voluntary workers who receive no renumeration. Other Facilities: Terrain / Premises Suitable for the Blind with Guide Dogs.




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