International Guide Dog Federation

The International Guide Dog Federation supports its members in their efforts to encourage and advance the provision of guide dogs as a safe means of independent mobility for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Our vision is a world where people who are blind or have low vision can access quality guide dogs and associated services so that they can live life on their terms.

Guide Dogs of the Desert is proud to be an IGDF-accredited Guide Dog training program. The International Guide Dog Federation is an organization consisting of over 90 programs with the shared purpose of providing independence and mobility to blind and visually impaired individuals. Founded in 1989, this international organization facilitates an accreditation and assessment process that ensures "operational standards are maintained and improved in relation to the world benchmark high quality standard".

IGDF standards that govern the overall practice of an accredited organization provide structure, benchmarks and quality guidelines in all operational aspects.

Guide Dogs of the Desert is committed to continuing the process of aligning with these international standards in order to ensure that students are receiving quality services, and that dogs are receiving the highest level of care.

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