Welcome to our self-assessment tool. For many handlers, a guide dog offers an opportunity to increase independence and confidence through the advantages of teamwork. However, a guide dog requires more responsibility and maintenance than a white cane! We put together these questions to help you decide if you are ready for a guide dog and if the guide dog lifestyle is right for you. If at any point you have questions about your readiness, we are happy to discuss it further with you.
For more information about working with and caring for a guide dog, please contact Melissa Carney, Community Outreach and Graduate Support Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 519-8419.
For general information about the application process, please contact Admissions at email@example.com or (800) 942-0149 ext. 2222.
For more information about orientation and mobility and independent living skills, please contact Danielle Cuénoud, Learning and Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914)-243-4359.