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PILOT DOGS INC

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • People with Disabilities

Location

625 W TOWN STCOLUMBUS, OH 43215 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Pilot Dogs, Inc. was established in 1950 as a non-profit 501(c)3. We still operate under our orginal mission: To provide the finest of guide dogs to the qualified sightless. Pilot Dogs, Inc. gives its trained animals to the sightless at absolutely no charge. This includes the Pilot Dog, the equipment, four weeks in-residence training, and round trip transportation. The cost to the orgnanization for this service is approximately $10,000.

Description

Pilot Dogs trains and provides guide dogs to qualified sightless individuals. These individuals come to us from all over the United States, as well as many foreign countries. Pilot Dogs are trained to offer these individuals greater mobility and independence. Many breeds can be good guide dogs, but Pilot Dogs has found that the following seven breeds have had the most success: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Standard Poodle, Doberman Pinscher, Boxer, and Vizsla.

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