At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently—to live the life they want to live. Our passionate community employs innovative practices to create life-changing partnerships, and we advocate for the policy reforms that change how the world views blindness and disability. Because when everyone is empowered to participate, our communities are stronger.
With world-class client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs, provide guide dog readiness skills, and offer youth programs to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion.
GDB serves the Sacramento community through our Client and Dog programs. There are 43 active guide dog teams and 10 puppy raising clubs in the Sacramento region. Puppy raising volunteers in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties are currently raising 54 puppies, who are on their journey to becoming guide dogs, GDB breeder dogs, or K9 Buddies.