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Puppy Raising Guidebook

Raise a puppy, change a life! This guidebook offers everything you need to know to raise a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Three women stand in front of a lake in a park and each person holds a young guide dog puppies in her arms.

Start here to learn more about GDB, and what it’s like to be part of our Puppy Raising program.

Let's Work Together!
Two people sit on a train with a guide dog puppy by their side.

Review GDB’s policies regarding public access and etiquette for puppy raising volunteers.

Public Access
A veterinarian examines a young puppy.

Learn how to care for GDB puppies, provide veterinary care, and keep them healthy, happy, and safe.

Puppy Wellbeing and Health
A Golden Retriever guide dog works around an obstacle on a sidewalk.

Find out about the process of when puppies return to a GDB campus, and learn about GDB's other programs.

Beyond Puppy Raising

Review best practices for using social media to promote GDB puppy clubs and puppy raising.

Marketing and Social Media

Learn about the path to GDB club leadership and how puppy clubs are structured.

Puppy Club Leadership

FUNdamentals

FUNdamentals Index

Use this resource to find information by topic; e.g., In the Home, or Confidence & Socialization

Puppy Raising Curriculum by Topic