Volunteer puppy raiser and guide dog puppy together on a walk

Do you want to be a Puppy Raiser? You'll be providing a puppy with the vital foundation for its future as a guide dog. It's a full-time role, as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months.

Man and guide dog sitting together and looking towards the camera

By leaving a gift in your Will, no matter what size, you can help transform someone’s world.

Find out more with a free legacy guide.

A person with sight loss sits on a sofa with a friend

Our life skills section covers advice for looking after yourself, completing daily tasks at home, and getting about safely, as well as strategies for making the most of your vision.

A young girl looking at the camera and smiling

Every young person with sight loss should have the same opportunities in life as their sighted peers. Find out more.

Do you want to raise a guide dog puppy?

Puppy raiser, Nimmi, sitting on a garden wall cuddling her guide dog puppy

As a volunteer puppy raiser, you'll be providing a puppy with the vital foundations for its future as a life-changer.

You won't be on your own, we'll give you:

  • Upfront and ongoing training, including puppy classes
  • Our Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
  • Guidance and support from our puppy raising community

Caitlin talks about her sight loss journey with Guide Dogs

Covid-19 update

As we begin to ease out of lockdown, we are aware of the demand for our services. Please be reassured that all our services are being provided in line with Government guidance, but the way we provide them may be slightly different to ensure we continue to protect everyone. Read more on our Covid-19 page.

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Guide dog puppy running on the grass towards camera

Sponsor a guide dog puppy from just £1 a week, and follow your pup's journey as they grow from a tiny six-week-old bundle of fur to a fully-qualified guide dog.

Guide dog puppy looking at the camera

With your support, puppies like Jingle can become guide dogs and change lives. You can help by donating now to provide independence to someone with sight loss.

Two images of a woman side by side, one black and white and one in colour, in the colour one the woman is wearing a Guide Dogs t-shirt

Find out how we're celebrating 90 years since the UK's first guide dog partnerships, including our photography series with Andy Gotts and our garden at the BHS Chelsea Flower Show.