One foot in front of the other towards freedom.

Our students deserve a chance for self-sufficiency and a new best friend.
And our beautiful new accommodations say, "Welcome!"

Your independence matters.

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We match highly trained guide dogs with visually impaired individuals, providing the gift of an independent lifestyle. Students train on our Palmetto, Florida campus for 20 days, venturing from our secluded Freedom Walk out to city streets, shopping malls, and public transportation. Most leave here with heads held high and a wider smile.

Our students receive all of our dogs and our services at no cost, thanks to our generous partners. And our new Student Center, opened in 2016, provides beautiful accommodations and a nurturing, caring environment.

Expert trainers with years of professional experience develop our highly trained guide dogs. Our certified instructors provide students with approximately three 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.

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What people are saying…

“I just want to get out and enjoy the world around me without having to worry. Now that I have Norman, I have nothing to worry about.”

Ciara Hall with guide Norman