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Home Foster Care - Guiding Eyes for the Blind

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a world-renowned non-profit organization that has been training and placing guide dogs for 50 years. Guide dogs are provided free of charge to eligible persons, though it costs the organization upwards of $45,000 to breed, raise and train each dog for its important work. This cost is met by dedicated individuals, corporations and foundations who enable Guiding Eyes to contiue their important work. No government funding is provided.

We are looking for families or individuals who would welcome one of our exceptional dogs into their homes and provide a safe and loving environment. As a HOME FOSTER, you will drop off the dog you are caring for at the Yorktown Training School each Monday through Friday. The dog will spend their day training with their Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) and be available for pick up to return to your home each evening. HOME FOSTERS will have the opportunity to learn basic dog behavior and training from our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor staff. Veterinary care, dog food and supplies will be provided.

Please join our family of volunteers, knowing that the Guide Dog-in-Training you foster in your home, will bring independence, confidence, companionship and freedom to a blind or visually impaired person in the future.


  • Must be able to transport the dog to the Yorktown Facility, Monday through Friday during the hours of 6:30AM - 8:30AM and pick up the dog between the hours of 4:30PM - 6:30PM.
  • Provide a safe and loving environment evenings and weekends.
  • Be able to commit to a period of four months.
  • Be able to provide proof of updated vaccines for any dogs in your household.
  • Must keep the dog leashed at all times when outside.
  • Attend a 2 hour training session.

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About Guiding Eyes for the Blind


361 Route 164, Patterson, NY 12563, US

Mission Statement

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely with the assistance of professionally trained Guiding Eyes dogs, thereby assuring greater independence, dignity and new horizons of opportunity.


Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that receives no government assistance. It is funded solely by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The organization relies heavily on the services of many dedicated volunteers.

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611 Granite Springs RoadYorktown Heights, NY 10598



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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