About us

We are Guide Dogs. And we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose.

Over the years we’ve developed a wide range of services with and without dogs to support people living with a vision impairment. Children and adults. Friends and family. Whoever you are, our expert staff, dedicated volunteers and life-changing dogs are here to help you live actively, independently, and well.

We’re a charity, almost entirely funded by donations, and we are the world’s largest assistance dog organisation. As world leaders in puppy socialisation and dog training, we’re the only organisation to breed and train guide dogs in the UK. We’re also the largest employer of specialists dedicated to helping children and young people overcome the challenges of sight loss.

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In this section...

A Guide Dogs staff member brushing a German shepherd

Interested in a career with Guide Dogs? Browse our current vacancies and find out what makes Guide Dogs such a special place to work.

Close up of guide dog Hudson

Find out all about the Guide Dogs organisation.

German Shepard puppy

From life-changing puppies at the National Centre to our amazing dogs in training. Visit us to find out more!

Alan and his guide dog Seamus

Discover how your money helps make a life changing difference.

Yellow labrador guide dog guides person with sight loss through a shop

Take a look at our annual reports and accounts and read about our executive directors and trustees.

A black Labrador smiles with their tongue out.

Find out more about how we care for and train our dogs - making sure they are healthy and happy throughout their lives.

A black Labrador looks to camera while walking along a shaded forest path.

We are committed to working in a sustainable way to make the best choices for the two million people in the UK living with sight loss, our staff, volunteers, supporters, and the planet.

People sat on beach with Guide Dog

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding everyone we come into contact with. Find out more and how to contact the Safeguarding team.

Two women reading Forward magazine on a bench

Subscribe to Forward magazine, download the latest edition or listen to the audio files.

Guide Dogs on TV

Two young brothers sit on the floor of the living room. One of them holds a piece of toast, and the other a water pistol. They are both laughing.

Find out more about our TV adverts and the stories behind them.

Four puppies in their whelping bed, one of them is approaching the camera while the others play in the background.

The Channel 5 series that follows our dogs’ stories as they transform the lives of the people they’ve been sent to help and their families.

Martin and Tim smile to camera, each holding two newborn puppies.

Martin Clunes explores the secret lives of Britain’s heroic army of guide dogs in a documentary for ITV.

A labrador looking directly into camera

The Journey of a Guide Dog

Explore the journey of our life-changing guide dogs and meet the people whose lives they touch along the way.

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