Renewing Dignity, Confidence and Indepenence

Our guide dogs offer independence and freedom to visually-impaired veterans, restoring confidence and dignity.

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Our program matches highly trained guide dogs with visually impaired individuals, providing the gift of an independent lifestyle. Students train on our Palmetto, Florida campus for 26 days, venturing from our secluded Freedom Walk out to city streets, shopping malls, and public transportation. Most leave here with a new spring in their step and a wider smile.

Our students receive our services at no cost, thanks to our generous partners.

Expert trainers with years of professional experience develop our highly trained guide dogs. Our certified instructors provide students with approximately four weeks of individualized, hands-on training at our Palmetto, Florida campus.

With a 98% graduate satisfaction rating, you can trust us to provide you with an outstanding, unforgettable experience. We’ve thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable and your experience world-class, and we’re committed to exceeding your expectations.

For any big decision, gathering information is the first step—and choosing a guide dog is a big decision. For our thousands of graduates, it’s a decision they’ve never regretted.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship gives the gift of a new chapter in the lives of the visually impaired; one of fresh confidence and hope.

What people are saying…

“Now my daughter can see how even with the worst challenge, if you are willing to ask for help, you can do anything.”

Graduate Jazmin with guide dog Lucky Ashton