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Guide dog services

If you are blind or partially sighted, a guide dog could change your life. And there's no need to think you'll never get one, because we're committed to providing this amazing opportunity to as many people as possible.

Age is no barrier

There's no upper age limit. Apply now. People in their seventies, eighties and nineties have become successful guide dog owners. We've also removed the lower age limit for guide dog ownership and are now working with children and young people under the age of 16.

Guide dogs aren't just for the blind

You don't need to have lost all your sight, most people who own a guide dog still have some vision. You don't have to be officially registered as blind or partially-sighted either.

You don't need to worry about the cost of keeping a dog

At Guide Dogs we recognise that the costs of owning a guide dog may not be easy for everyone to manage. We provide all the essential equipment free of charge and we'll provide you with financial assistance if needed for things like food or veterinary costs.

All training is provided

No previous experience of keeping or caring for a dog is necessary. If you are committed and able enough to support and care for a guide dog, our training will teach you all you need to know.

Listen to our audio guide (MP3 download - 3.9MB)