Our Mission Statement:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss.  We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence.

Who we are:

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections. Since our founding by Donald Kauth in 1954, we’ve graduated almost 10,000 teams. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with all services provided completely free of charge.  At Guiding Eyes, we rely upon the contributions of our generous donors to fulfill our mission.

Guiding Eyes is an accredited member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), the organization that establishes worldwide standards for the breeding and training of guide dogs. We’re proud to support their mission to improve and uphold worldwide standards for the breeding and training of guide dogs. Guiding Eyes also partners with other organizations, to ensure that exceptional dogs who are not suited to guide work, may go on to alternative careers in detection or as service dogs, or are placed in loving homes through our Youth Program or public adoption.

Where we are:

We operate out of our Headquarters and Training Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, and our Canine Development Center in Patterson, NY, as well as our field-training center in White Plains, NY. Our puppy raising regions stretch from Maine to North Carolina, and west to Ohio.

How can I help?

There are many ways to get involved. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities, ways to support our mission or make a donation.

For more information, download our Fact Sheet.