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Daring to Succeed, Side by Side.

Making the Decision

You or someone you know may be in the process of deciding if a guide dog is right for you or them. We hope we can help you answer that question, but we also hope to assist you in answering this question: is The Seeing Eye the right school for you?

There may be other guide dog schools in North America, but we believe there are many things that set us apart. The word that most often comes to mind is “respect.” Respect for students and graduates, respect for our peers, and respect for the distinct needs of each individual are our hallmarks.  

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Our students and graduates tell us that owning and working with a Seeing Eye® dog has changed their lives. They tell us about the increased safety in travel and of the loving companionship their dogs provide. The choice of a school is a personal one, and it is up to you to determine which program best suits your needs. We urge you to gather as much information as you need to make a decision that is right for you. If you cannot find the answer to your questions on this Web site, please call or email us at admissions@seeingeye.org and we will be happy to help. We look forward to meeting you!


Hear from our Students in their Own Words


Download our Program Brochure

You may download our brochure, "Opening Doors", which will help explain the program in more detail.

You may also download our publication, "If Blindness Occurs", which serves as an introduction to the many services and opportunities available to a person who is new to vision loss.

The Seeing Eye admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its instructional policies, admissions policies, loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

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