“I used to dream about doing adventurous things. With Goliath, life has become a series of exciting adventures. Dreams can come true!!”

–Thomas Olzak and his partner Goliath

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Our Mission

Guide Dogs of America empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility by providing expertly matched guide dog partners.

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We provide expertly matched guide dog partners to blind and visually impaired adults from the U.S. and Canada, instruction in how to work with the dog as a team, and a lifetime of support services – all at no cost.

Your donations help create life-changing partnerships that empower the blind and visually impaired to navigate safely and confidently, a loyal and loving pair of guiding eyes right by their side. Make a difference!

There are many ways to get involved, from raising one of our puppies, to volunteering on our campus, to spreading awareness in your community. If you want to give your time, find out more about how you can help!

Live Puppy Cam!

 

Beware: Continuous viewing of the puppies at play can be habit forming.

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Lorri Bernson with her guide dog Carter

Harnessing the Power of Independence

Laughing with a friend, a tall blonde visibly groped at her surroundings while attempting to ascend a flight of stairs at a posh, Los Angeles eatery. Witnessing the awkward-looking display, a fellow patron cast a disapproving glance and asked, “Liquid … Read more

April 25th is International Guide Dog Day

Please join us in celebrating International Guide Dog day – a day to honor our loyal and loving guiding eye companions, the amazing work they do and their awe-inspiring partners. Join the team at GDA in wishing everyone  a happy International … Read more