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Acquiring a Guide Dog

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind accepts applications from Canadian citizens or residents of Canada who are visually-impaired.

Anyone over the age of 16, who is in good general health and whose lifestyle would be enhanced by having a Guide Dog, may apply. Applicants are evaluated on physical condition, mobility, degree of blindness, and general ability to care for and work a Guide Dog.

Applicants are interviewed in their homes by a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor and each applicant is evaluated individually. Successful candidates are placed on a waiting list until a suitable Guide Dog is available for them.

Accepted applicants undergo a residential training class to learn how to successfully work and handle their Guide Dog.

Please complete and email the application form to The application is also available upon request by calling the National Office at (613) 692-7777.
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