You see a puppy, a person who is blind sees the world! And, at Guide Dogs for the Blind, this journey begins with volunteers. Our mission can only be accomplished with the help of our valued puppy raising volunteers who usher our puppies down the path to becoming guide dogs. We provide a community of support while you are being paid in unconditional love. This is volunteer service that is both warm, and fuzzy!

Puppy raising sounds like an amazing volunteer opportunity! Tell me more!

STEP 1: What do I need to know about becoming a puppy raising volunteer?

STEP 2: Is there a GDB puppy club in my area?

Guide Dogs for the Blind has puppy raising clubs throughout 10 Western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. 

Please note: due to the hands-on nature of our program, we are unable to accommodate puppy raising volunteer opportunities outside of these areas.

STEP 3: I’m ready - sign me up!

Complete our Puppy Raising Interest Form via the link below to start the puppy raising volunteer application process. We can't wait to meet you!

Click to complete our Puppy Raising Interest Form

For CURRENT puppy raisers

Here's the link to the puppy raising portal login page, where you can access forms, reports, documents, etc.

Puppy raising portal

Need more help or still have questions?

Please contact Guide Dogs for the Blind's Puppy Raising Department at