Charity registered in Scotland SC038979
The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside.
We’ve come a very long way since those early days. Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers – and your vital donations – we’ve helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.
Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives.
7th July 2016
Did you know that Guide Dogs offers other services too? We have volunteers who help people with sight loss get out and about. This is great for people who don't want a guide dog, but still need a bit of assistance. Ideally, the volunteer would visit once a week and go whereever y… Read more
23rd June 2016
A guide dog can be a great mobility aid to help someone who is blind of partially sighted gain independence. Did you know: - you don't need to be completely blind to have a guide dog. - you don't need to be registered blind or partially sighted to have a guide dog. - it costs ju… Read more