Who We Are

Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada.

All of the services for our clients are provided free of charge, including personalized training and extensive post-graduation support, plus financial assistance for veterinary care, if needed. Our work is made possible by the generous support of our donors and volunteers; we receive no government funding.

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GDB International, doing business as Guide Dogs for the Blind, is a registered charity in Canada that helps pair Canadians who are blind or visually impaired with highly qualified guide dogs. It receives no government funding and is supported entirely by private contributions. GDB International enables individuals living in Canada to make tax-favored gifts that ensure that new guide dog teams can make their way through the world together.