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Raise a Puppy, Change a Life!

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ORGANIZATION: Guide Dogs for the Blind – Phoenix (Northwest), AZ Puppy Raisers

  • 41 people are interested

Raise a Puppy, Change a Life!

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) provides exceptional guide dogs for individuals who are blind or low vision. Volunteer puppy raisers receive a guide dog puppy at approximately eight weeks old, and the pup will return to one of GDB’s campuses for formal training between 15 and 17 months old. We are responsible for teaching the puppies good manners and providing them with comprehensive socialization experiences. Puppy raisers can have other pets in their home and if you are not able to commit to raising a puppy full time, there are still other ways to get involved with our local puppy club, such as puppy sitting. And, GDB's puppy raising program complements many FFA, 4H, home schooling, high school, and college programs.

To get started, submit a puppy raising interest form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/puppyraisinginterestform

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About Guide Dogs for the Blind – Phoenix (Northwest), AZ Puppy Raisers


341 E Mountain View Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85020, US

Mission Statement

Guide Dogs for the Blind empowers lives through exceptional partnerships between people, dogs and communities.


Volunteer puppy raising club for Guide Dogs for the Blind (@gdb_official) located in Phoenix (Northwest), AZ.

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is a nonprofit, charitable organization that was established in 1942 to provide a safe means of mobility for people who are blind and visually impaired. GDB is the largest guide dog school in the country, and continues its dedication to quality student training services and extensive follow-up support for graduates. Our programs are made possible through the teamwork of staff, volunteers and generous donors. GDB receives no government funds. Services are provided to students from the United States and Canada at no cost to them. We operate two training facilities (one is headquartered in San Rafael, California-20 miles north of San Francisco, another in Boring, Oregon-25 miles east of Portland), and have more than 2,000 volunteer puppy raising families throughout the Western states. More than 15,000 teams have graduated since our founding, and there are approximately 2,200 active guide dog teams currently in the field.


People with Disabilities
Animals, Community, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Phoenix, AZ 85020



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • ~15 hours/month (3 hours/month for group trainings, 12 hours/month care and training spread out daily). For those interested in less continuous time commitment, there are also opportunities to puppy sit when the primary raiser is away.

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