Guide dog service

If you have a vision impairment, a guide dog can help you become more independent and mobile. Highly trained to support you in navigating any mobility challenges you may face, guide dogs are a great way to get you out and about with confidence.

In this section...

A guide dog owner and her guide dog prepare to cross a road

Read on to learn more about how our dogs work, help, and change lives.

Guide dog meeting new owner

Explore whether a guide dog partnership is the right step for you, and the criteria you need to meet to partner with one of our dogs.

A Guide Dog Mobility Specialist walks alongside a guide dog owner and their guide dog in a sunny park.

Learn why matching guide dog owners with the right guide dog is so important and how we create partnerships.

A trainer gives a food reward to a guide dog in training.

Read about our dogs comprehensive training journey and how they're supported by a team of health, wellbeing, and training experts.

A guide dog in training walks along a path with a trainer.

Learn about guide dogs for children and young people.

A Labrador cross golden retriever sits on a pavement beside their owner.

Find out more about our guide dog breeds.

Retired guide dog, Benji, sits on the floor beside his owner, John.

Learn when and why our guide dogs retire, and how we ensure they enjoy their well-earned retirement.

A guide dog owner sits in his garden with his guide dog, as they smile at each other.

Find out answers to common questions about guide dog partnerships.

We have a range of services to help you live actively, independently and well with sight loss. Complete our short form to find out which service is right for you.

When Terry met Spencer

“Life with Spencer is just phenomenal. He never leaves my side. He's my best buddy. There are no boundaries. If I want to go somewhere, I'll use a bit of technology, put Spencer's harness on and off we go.''

The effect on Terry’s life was pretty much instant. With Spencer by his side, he felt freer than he had for years

Find out how you can support Guide Dogs with a Partnership Fund.

Get in touch

Call our Guide Line to speak to an expert who can provide information and advice - we're here to help. We're open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

0800 781 1444