Eye Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Eye Dog Foundation was organized as a non-profit corporation in 1952. Ever since that time, it has been dedicated to giving guide dogs to the blind and the visually impaired at absolutely no cost to them. Our German Shepherd dogs have been assisting blind individuals all over the world with their daily travels. The dogs provide guidance and safety, as well as loving companionship.
We have developed this website to help our visitors become better informed about our programs and guide dogs in general. There is a wealth of information about our training program for the guide dogs and their handlers, our puppy raising program as well as information on how you can help us to continue providing this much appreciated service for our friends who have impaired vision.
By the way, we prefer to call our dogs “guide dogs” although many people over the years have begun using the term “seeing-eye dog.” We are not sure where the origin of seeing-eye dog started, but one of the first training schools established back in 1927 was called the Seeing Eye and naturally they called their dogs the “seeing-eye dogs.” So, perhaps that was where the term originated, but at our facility we are determined to use the phrase guide dog which we feel provides the best description of what they do.
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