Your independence matters.

We connect visually impaired people with magnificent guide dogs, offering greater mobility and freedom to our graduates. And while we’re at it, we send home a new best friend.

An Unforgettable Experience

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. And our accommodations are absolutely amazing, with private, well-appointed rooms and well-equipped training spaces in our brand new Student Center.

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.

Click on any of the three options below – Why Choose us, Campus Life, and Frequently Asked Questions – for all the information you might need when thinking about applying for a guide dog.

As you read, keep this in mind. Many of our graduates tell us, “I wish I’d done this sooner!”

What people are saying…

“I feel really blessed to receive this gift. Luke has given me a greater sense of independence and dignity, something I felt I had been missing for quite some time.”

Graduate Debbie Cirasuolo and guide dog Luke