Guide Dog Schools

List of Guide Dog Schools in the United States

A guide dog and handler stand on the rocky shoreline of a lake in a misty and mountainous region on an autumn day.Guide dog Users, Inc. does not rate or recommend any particular guide dog school. The choice to train with a guide dog is a serious and highly personal one and deserves individual consideration. We encourage anyone interested in training with a guide dog to research each of the programs listed below.

In an effort to assist people in reviewing all of the information about the many aspects of training with a guide dog, GDUI has compiled a survey. Those schools who participated have answered questions on a variety of topics. Visit the GDUI Guide Dog School Survey pages for more information.

More information about training with a guide dog can also be found in "Making Impressions: A Guide for the Prospective Guide Dog Handler." This GDUI publication contains self assessment questions, an overview of training and tips on advocacy. The publication is available in the GDUI catalog.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.

Phone: (860) 243-5200
Website: Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
E-Mail: apply@fidelco.org
Fax: 860-769-0567

Postal Address:
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc.
103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: (315) 822-5132
Website: Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind
E-Mail: info@freedomguidedogs.org
Fax: 315-822-5132 (call before faxing)

Postal Address:
Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind
1210 Hardscrabble road
Cassville, NY 13318

Guide Dogs of America

Phone: 1 (800) 459-4843
Website: Guide Dogs of America
E-Mail: mail@guidedogsofamerica.org
Fax: 818-362-6870

Postal Address:
Guide Dogs of America
13445 Glenoaks Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.

Phone: 1 (800) 295-4050
Website: Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
E-Mail: iadmissions@guidedogs.com

Postal Address:
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
P. O. Box 151200
San Rafael, CA 94915-1200
Fax: 415-499-4035
(For general communications, refer to California Campus contact information.)

Oregon Campus:
32901 S.E. Kelso Road
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-668-2141

Guide Dogs of the Desert International

Phone: (760) 329-6257
Website: Guide Dogs of the Desert International
E-Mail: info@guidedogsofthedesert.org
Fax: 760-329-2866

Postal Address:
Guide Dogs of the Desert International
P. O. Box 1692
Palm Springs, CA 92263

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.

Phone: 1 (800) 548-4337
Website: Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
E-Mail: guidedog@guidedog.org
Fax: 631-930-9009

Postal Address:
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY 11787-2976

Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.

Texas only.
Phone: (210) 366-4081
Toll Free in TX: 1 (800) 831-9231
Website: Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
E-Mail: larrytuttle@guidedogsoftexas.org
Fax: 210-366-4082

Postal Address:
Mr. Larry Tuttle, Executive Director
Guide Dogs of Texas, Inc.
11825 West Avenue
Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78216

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc.

Phone: 1 (800) 942-0149
Website: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc.
E-Mail: info@guidingeyes.org
Admissions Fax: 914-243-2232
Training Fax: (914) 962-1403

Postal Address:
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc.
611 Granite Springs Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Kansas Specialty Dog Service (KSDS, Inc.)

Phone: (785)325-2256
Website: Kansas Specialty Dog Service
E-Mail: ksds@ksds.org
Fax: 785-325-2258

Postal Address:
Deb Tegethoff, Guide Dog Training
Kansas Specialty Dog Service (KSDS, Inc.)
124 West 7th Street
Washington, KS 66968

Leader Dogs for the Blind, Inc.

Phone: 1 (888) 777-5332
Website: Leader Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
E-Mail: leaderdog@leaderdog.org
Fax: 248-651-5812

Postal Address:
Leader Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
P.O. Box 5000
Rochester, MI 48308-5000

Pilot Dogs, Inc.

Phone: (614)221-6367
Website: Pilot Dogs, Inc.
E-Mail: jgray@pilotdogs.org
Fax: 614-221-1577

Postal Address:
Pilot Dogs, Inc.
625 W. Town St.
Columbus, OH 43215-4496

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.

Phone: 1(800)944-3647 (1-800-944DOGS)  or 1-941-729-5665
Website: Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
E-Mail: susan.wilburn@guidedogs.org

Fax: 941-729-6646

Postal Address:
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
4210 77th Ave. East
Palmetto, FL 34221

The Seeing Eye, Inc.

Phone: 1(800)539-4425
Website: The Seeing Eye, Inc.
E-Mail: info@seeingeye.org
Fax: 973-539-0922

Postal Address:
The Seeing Eye, Inc.
P. O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963-0375