The following documents reference several key Puppy Program policies designed to promote the safety & care of our Guiding Eyes Puppies.

Puppy Raiser Application

Puppy raising is an act of generosity that will have a profound impact on someone’s life. It is a very large commitment, but a very rewarding one.

If you have reviewed the general information and key components of puppy raising and would like to proceed to the next step, please submit the application below.

Your application will be sent to your local region. This application indicates your interest in finding out more about raising a puppy. You will hear from a Guiding Eyes representative within two weeks, and you will be invited to attend classes that will answer your questions and help you prepare to become a puppy raiser. We ask our potential raisers to be well informed when making this important decision.

For additional information, or if you do not hear from us within 14 days of submitting your application, please contact us at

Puppy Raiser Application

It is helpful for us to know where you work. We will not contact your employer without first notifying you.

If you have questions, please contact the Canine Development Center at (845) 878-3330.


By submitting this form online, I certify that I have studied general information about the Guiding Eyes puppy raising program and I understand the commitment of time, money and love involved in raising a puppy for 16 - 18 months. Please accept my application to become a Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Raiser.