“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!

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

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Jill, blind, guide dog

Team Jirby’s Miracle Journey

My experience at Guide Dogs of America and receiving my Guide Dog Kirby were truly modern day miracles. My miracle journey began 20 years ago when I was diagnosed with the family eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. For those unfamiliar … Read more

Golden retriever puppy treat

Guidance Counseling!

Whole Dog Journal is a national publication targeting pet owners and dog sport enthusiasts.  Our Puppy Department coordinator, Stephanie, has been a long-time contributor, and was asked to write an article about how GDA socializes its puppies, and what pet … Read more