This list is not necessarily a complete listing of all organizations, manufacturers or distributors, nor does listing imply ACB endorsement.
Guide Dog Schools
Guide Dog Organizations
Mail Order Sources for Dog Supplies
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
PO Box 151200
San Rafael, CA 94915
1-800-295-4050 or (415) 499-4000
Web site: http://www.guidedogs.com/
Area Served: U.S. & Canada
Publishes “Guide Dog News,” has a blog called “No Bones About It!”, and access and etiquette tips on the web site. The school’s application for admission and state access laws are available on the web site as well.
Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
Fax: (818) 362-6870
Web site: http://www.guidedogsofamerica.org
Area served: U.S. and Canada
Guide Dogs of the Desert
PO Box 1692
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Web site: http://guidedogsofthedesert.org
Area served: U.S., Canada and Mexico
Fidelco is unique in that their instructors go to the students, instead of the students going to the school. Fidelco breeds its own line of German shepherds as guide dogs.
Southeastern Guide Dogs
4210 77th St. E.
Palmetto, FL 34221
Web site: http://www.guidedogs.org/
Area served: U.S.
Trains guide dogs for the blind. Also has a Paws for Patriots program for blinded veterans; Veteran Service Dog program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder; emotional support dogs; and a Facility Therapy Dogs program that places dogs in military hospitals to encourage wounded warriors. The Canine Connections program places companion dogs with visually impaired children ages 10 to 17. Also trains Gold Star Family dogs.
Guide Dogs of Hawaii (Adaptive Aids, Canines and Advocacy for the Blind)
1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 214
Honolulu, HI 96814
Fax: (808) 944-9368
Web site: http://guidedogsofhawaii.org/
Area served: Hawaii
Provides guide dog training, orientation and mobility services, and an adaptive and assistive aids program, as well as a program for seniors, called Seniors Harnessing Independence & Empowerment (SHINE).
KSDS trains a number of types of dogs: guide dogs that assist blind and visually impaired people; service dogs that provide assistance to people with physical disabilities, from individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility to those requiring a steady four-legged partner to balance them as they walk; and facility dogs that are specially trained to work with a professional in the field of education, counseling, medicine, rehabilitation, retirement and specialty agencies. Also has career change dogs, wonderful dogs who are happy and healthy but just not suited to working for a living.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 S. Rochester Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115
Web site: http://www.leaderdog.org/
Area served: Unlimited
Offers accelerated orientation and mobility training, guide dog training, and guide dog training for those who are both deaf and blind.
The Seeing Eye breeds, raises and trains dogs as guides for people who are blind, and provides qualified people who are blind with specialized instruction in the use and care of Seeing Eye dogs. Publishes “The Guide” magazine; has dog safety tips, “When You Meet a Seeing Eye Dog,” and a variety of informational videos available on its web site.
Freedom Guide Dogs
1210 Hardscrabble Rd.
Cassville, NY 13318
Phone: (315) 822-5132
Web site: http://freedomguidedogs.org/
Area served: northeastern United States and some southeastern states
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
371 E. Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787-2976
Toll-free:1-800-548-4337 (within the U.S.)
Fax: (631) 930-9009
Web site: http://www.guidedog.org/
Area served: U.S. and Canada
Founded in 1946, the school promotes the independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship a guide dog brings to its handler. Small classes and individualized instruction attract students who may have special requirements, such hearing impairment and physically challenges.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Rd.
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Fax: (914) 245-1609
To apply for a guide dog, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web site: https://www.guidingeyes.org/
Area served: U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
Trains guide dogs for the blind.
Pilot Dogs, Inc.
625 W. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215-4496
Fax: (614) 221-1577
Web site: http://www.pilotdogs.org/
Area served: U.S., Canada, Mexico & other countries
Its mission is to provide the finest of guide dogs to qualified blind people. Also trains Hearing Dogs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
1503 Allena Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78213
Fax: (210) 366-4082
Web site: www.guidedogsoftexas.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/guidedogstx
Area served: Texas
Provides guide dogs to visually impaired Texans as well as offering unique client services such as specialized matching, training and follow-up.
Trains students at home to work with German shepherd guide dogs.
Custom Canines Service Dog Academy - Headquarters
2310 Mustang Way
Madison, WI 53718
Web site: http://www.customcanines.org
Area served: U.S.
Trains guide dogs, service dogs, mobility assistance dogs, visual companion dogs (for visually impaired children), and autism service dogs.
OccuPaws Guide Dog Association
PO Box 45857
Madison, WI 53744
Toll-free fax: 1-866-854-3291
Web site: http://occupaws.org
Area served: Wisconsin and surrounding states
Trains guide dogs for adults. Uses Labradors, German shepherds, and standard poodles.
Guide Dog Users, Inc. (GDUI)
Toll-free: 1-866-799-8436 (works in the U.S. only)
Web site: www.guidedogusersinc.org/
GDUI is a peer support network and membership organization which promotes acceptance of blind people and their guide dogs, works for enforcement, expansion and standardization of laws admitting guide dogs into public places, advocates for quality training and follow-up services, publishes an audio magazine, “PawTracks.” GDUI sells several products to benefit the guide dog team, including our harness sign which states “please don't pet — working dog,” and our harness pouch. Other products may be available soon; check the web site or call for additional information, or to become a member, or to sign up for the electronic mailing lists.
If it is more convenient for you to purchase supplies by mail, here are some of the companies which offer a wide variety of supplies. Again, this is not necessarily a complete listing, nor does listing imply ACB endorsement.
Carries a wide variety of dog-related supplies, such as collars, ID tags, leashes, beds, crates and gates, bowls and accessories, training supplies, safety products, treats, supplements, chews, and gift items for dog lovers.
Carries a variety of items for dogs, including food and treats, bowls and blankets, rawhide chew toys, collars, harnesses, leashes, crates and gates, grooming supplies, stain and odor removers, toys, and vitamins and wellness items.
Ruffwear is a source of supplies for dogs and its logo is Gear for Dogs on the Go.
3355 Lenox Rd. NE #900
Atlanta, GA 30326
Web site: https://woofdog.org/
Woof Dog provides readers with comprehensive written and video reviews of the dog-related products; advice on holistic dog health, general dog care, dog grooming, raw feeding and other similar topics; articles on usage of dog products; well-researched lists of the best dog supplies; the best current deals on the dog supplies; buyer’s guides; and news on pet business and technology. Its ultimate cause is to help open and fund more rescue centers.