Help Us Change Lives

Join the Powerful Paws Club!

Become a member of the Powerful Paws Club! Your Monthly Donation helps us complete our mission, and we'll send you exclusive GDD merchandise to say thanks!

Become a Puppy Raiser!

They are furry, cute - and need your help to become a Guide Dog of the Future!

Volunteer to become a GDD Puppy Raiser

Help Us Change Lives

Providing Freedom for the Blind

Help us accomplish out mission by contributing to GDD

Powerful Paws Club

Become a member of the Powerful Paws Club!

Your Monthly Donation helps us complete our mission!

Get Involved

Find you how you can Volunteer to be a Puppy Raiser, attend an event, or join our Powerful Paws Club!

Volunteer hours served in 2020

Guide Dog Teams since 1972


Of our puppies are born in-house

Apply for a Guide Dog

Find out more about the requirements, application and training Process required to become a member of a Guide Dog Team

How You Can Help

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Puppy raisers

Help raise and socialize the next generation of Guide Dogs by fostering a (really cute) GDD Puppy!

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Give some of your time to help further the mission at the GDD Campus or in the Community

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Estate Planning, the Powerful Paws Club, or a one-time donation can help give independence to GDD students or Alumni

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Shop for a great cause! Order exclusive GDD Masks, T-Shirts and Hoodies, and support Guide Dogs of the Desert!

Our Mission

Guide Dogs of the Desert provides mobility, companionship and independence for the blind with custom-trained Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are Provided Free

All of our Guide Dogs are provided free to our students. Their extensive training is funded by your generous donations and volunteer efforts

Training for Recipients

Our dogs are highly-trained – and so are our students! Once a student is matched with a Guide Dog, they attend a 28 day training course where they learn all aspects of living and working with their new Guide Dog

Fully Accredited

Guide Dogs of the Desert is fully accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation

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Find Us on Social Media

Learn more about GDD, watch exclusive training tip-videos from our expert Guide Dog Trainers, and be part of fun online events when you follow us on Social Media!

Guide Dogs of the Desert was featured on a recent episode of Desert Gems, presented by the

Walter Clark Legal Group

Find out more about what we do at GDD, the importance of Volunteer Puppy Raisers to our mission – and how we all change lives together!

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors

Berger Foundation
The Auen Foundation

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