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Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 S. Rochester
Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: 248-651-9011 888-777-5332
Founded by 3 Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers
people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. Thanks to the gener-
osity of our dedicated supporters, all programs are provided free to clients, including meals
and housing during training, travel and equipment. Leader Dog programs are crafted to address individual situations and adapt to our clients’ changing needs at any point in their lives. From
youth camp to orientation and mobility cane training through guide dog training and GPS tech-
nology integration, Leader Dog’s programs give clients the confidence and skills they need to
live independent lives.
Paws With A Cause
4646 S. Division
Wayland, MI 49340
Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights
and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.
Howell, MI 48855
Stiggy’s Dogs is a 501(c)(3) organization that rescues and trains shelter dogs to be psychiatric service dogs for military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) or Trau-
matic Brain Injury (“TBI”). The psychiatric service dogs are trained and deployed at no cost to
the veteran. Stiggy’s Dogs all pass the Canine Good Citizen ® Certification test and then are
paired with their handlers for further training. Since each veteran has unique qualities and
needs, each dog is individually trained to meet that veteran’s needs. Stiggy’s Dogs offers the
veteran and dog pairing a lifetime of support after deployment.
Guide Dog Foundation
371 E. Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787-2796
Phone: 631-930-9000 800-548-4337
The Guide Dog Foundation welcomes people who are blind or visually impaired into our com-
munity. From our compassionate and skilled instructors, to our exceptional dogs, to our meticu-
lously constructed curriculum, we support our students and graduates with an uncompromising commitment to excellence.
In order to apply for a guide dog, applicants must be legally blind and can demonstrate the need
for a guide dog to help them remain safe and effective in their everyday travel. We also look for clients that can independently travel practical and purposeful routes with their current mobility device.
120 W. 7th
Washington, KS 66968
People who receive guide dogs must be at least 14 years of age and will generally attend team training on the KSDS campus in Washington, Kansas for 13 days. Students will stay in the handi-
cap accessible apartments on campus provided by KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. with the help of funding from Kansas Lions Clubs. Meals are provided by Kansas Lions Clubs as well as other
civic organizations and volunteers in the local community.
Guide Dogs For The Blind
P.O. Box 151200
San Rafael, CA 94915
Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people,
dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors,
puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and
empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada.
All of the services for our clients are provided free of charge, including personalized training
and extensive post-graduation support, plus financial assistance for veterinary care, if needed.
Our work is made possible by the generous support of our donors and volunteers; we receive
no government funding.
Guide Dogs Of America
13445 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: 818-362-5834 800-459-4843
At Guide Dogs of America, we believe that a well-trained service dog partner offers new
opportunities for greater independence, enhanced mobility, and social interaction. Our
7.5 acre cam-pus in S. CA is home to all of our programs and our services are provided
free of charge, including:
1. A professionally trained, highly qualified, expertly matched service dog
2. Personalized instruction in how to care for and work with that dog as a team
3. Public transportation to and from our school
4. Room and board during the in-residence training program
5. Veterinary care at our clinic
6. Extensive post-graduate support services
Guiding Eyes For The Blind
Headquarters and Training Center
611 Granite Springs
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
There are no upfront costs to our students to receive a guide dog. Training, travel, equipment,
room and board, and follow-up services are also provided free of charge. Donations from in-dividuals, corporations, foundations and service groups cover the entire cost to graduate a
guide dog team. Once home you will be responsible for the cost of upkeep for your guide dog.
The dog breeds that we offer to our students consist of Labrador Retrievers and German
Shepherds. Our dogs are trained to work in a variety of environments including rural roads,
small towns, large towns, college campuses, shopping malls, large cities, buses,trains, sub-
ways, and cars just to name a few. Please note that if you request a breed, gender, color, size,
etc. your wait time may be impacted.
International Hearing Dog Inc.
5901 E. 89th Ave.
Henderson, CO 80640
International Hearing Dogs mission is to empower individuals who are Deaf and hard
of hearing by purposefully training specially selected dogs to alert to sounds, carefully
matching these dogs with handlers who are deaf and hard of hearing and supporting the
paired teams throughout the lifetime of the match.
Josh Provides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation, Inc. / Seizure Response Dogs
5428 Sundew Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34238
What you need to know BEFORE you apply to JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation,
Inc. for a grant to secure a Seizure Response Dog:
1. JoshProvides does not breed or train the dogs. JoshProvides awards financial grants
up to the amount of $2,500 towards the cost of a trained dog. You are responsible for securing
the other funding for the dog.
2. Seizure Response Dogs are expensive. The cost of breeding and training a seizure
response dog is extremely expensive and can run from $20,000 to 30,000.
3. Training of Seizure Response Dogs takes time. The training of a seizure response dog
can take up to 2 years.
4. Neurologist must recommend Seizure Response Dog. In order to apply for a grant from JoshProvides, your neurologist must agree and sign documents that indicate the dog is
Dogs for the Deaf Inc.
Central Point, OR 97502
Phone: 541-826-9220 800-990-3647
Dogs for Better Lives’ mission is to professionally train dogs to help people and enhance
lives while maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue or breed and the people we serve.
N.E.A.D.S. / World Class Service Dogs
305 Redemption Rock Trail South
Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-422-9064 Voice or TDD
PO Box 1100
Princeton, MA 01541
NEADS® trains a wide range of Service Dogs and Assistance Dogs to meet the needs of
people with a variety of disabilities or hearing loss.
Service Dogs for Veterans:
NEADS has been providing fully-trained Service Dogs for United States veterans since
2006. Programs include Service Dogs for Veterans from any conflict who have a perm-
anent physical disability or hearing loss, or have MS or other progressive conditions
and veterans with diagnosed service-related PTSD. Service Dogs are provided at no
charge to veterans who are eligible for our program.
4 Paws for Ability
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality
service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or
hearing and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.
Paws For Purple Hearts / Warriors Helping Warriors
10201 Old Redwood Hwy.
Penngrove, CA 94951
Phone: 844-700-PAWS (7297)
Paws for Purple Hearts is the world’s only service dog organization for wounded Service
Members and Veterans that partners with Bergin College of Canine Studies. Bergin College
is the first and only college in the world that focuses on training and learning about dogs.
It was founded and continues to be led by the famous canine researcher and inventor of
the service dog concept, Dr. Bonnie Bergin.
Through its unique mission to advance human-canine studies, it produces the some of the
best service dog trainers and highest quality assistance dogs. Although Paws for Purple
Hearts is now separate from Bergin College, all of our trainers are Bergin graduates.
HELPING HANDS (Capuchin Monkeys for the disabled)
Boston, MA 02134
We are a non-profit organization that helps adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments live more independent and engaged lives. We do this by providing them, free of
charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained Capuchin monkey to help with their daily
tasks. The only organization of our kind, we raise and train these special service animals, care-
fully match them with appropriate recipients across the nation, and provide active support and
care for the duration of each placement.
Milton, GA 30004
Phone: 770-664-7178 800-771-7221 Toll Free
Canine Assistants service dogs assist children and adults with physical disabilities or other
special needs in a variety of ways. Some of the tasks our dogs perform include turning lights
on and off, opening and closing doors, retrieving dropped objects, summoning help, and pro-
viding secure companionship. While all of these functions are vitally important in helping a
person obtain greater freedom, perhaps the most impressive gift our dogs provide is social,
rather than physical, in nature.
Retrieving Freedom Inc.
Waverly, IA 50677
20360 Tangle Nook
Sedalia, MO 65301
Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to training service
dogs to help people. Our primary focuses are training dogs to serve the needs of Veterans
and children with Autism. We breed and train chosen dogs that exhibit specific traits neces-
sary to perform tasks to help these individuals, and we believe in matching the dog to the
K9s For Warriors
114 Camp K9
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
We Rescue Dogs to Rescue Veterans:
K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest veteran service organization providing highly
skilled service dogs to disabled American heroes. Our goal is to empower Warriors to
return to life with dignity and independence. The core of our training program is focused
on mitigating the symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST), with the end goal of
preventing veteran suicide. Our nonprofit provides PTSD Service Dogs of the highest
quality at no cost to those in our program in order to help restore their physical and
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs
254 Ranch Trail
Rockwall, TX 75032
The mission of Patriot PAWS is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality
at no cost to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities in order to
help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build
partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this
Paws4Vets Assistance Dog Placement Program
324 Military Cutoff
Wilmington, NC 28405
The Paws4Vets Assistance Dog Placement Program provides customized Assistance
Dogs to Veterans, Service Members, and their dependents with physical, neurological,
psychiatric, or emotional disabilities. Serves Veterans, Active Duty and family. This
program covers residents of All 50 states.