International Guide Dog Day is April 28 and CNIB urgently needs your help.

Becoming a CNIB Guide Dogs Sponsor in honour of International Guide Dog Day helps bring freedom and independence to Canadians waiting for a guide dog.

Keeping You Up-to-Date

As a monthly donor, you’ll receive regular updates on the puppies in training. And as a small token of our enormous gratitude, we’ll also send you a fridge magnet featuring a puppy with purpose.

Please become a CNIB Guide Dogs Sponsor today.

What Your Support Makes Possible

It takes two years of hard work for a puppy to become a life-changer. There are five key steps for puppies on their path to becoming a CNIB Guide Dog and your vital monthly support means you’ll be there for them every step of the way.
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The puppy spends his first precious weeks with his mother and siblings.
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The puppy is placed with a volunteer raiser, who helps him socialize and learn basic skills, commands and routines.
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Still living with a volunteer raiser, the puppy learns to navigate obstacles and is exposed to crowds, other animals and public spaces.
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13–17 MONTHS

Time to get serious! The puppy works with a professional trainer, and learns the basics of guiding with a harness.
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Show time! The puppy is matched with a Canadian with sight loss, and they learn to work together, on a journey that you made possible!

Your Donations At Work

Once a puppy with purpose is fully trained and graduates, he or she is matched with a Canadian with sight loss, who receives their new partner at no cost, thanks to you.

Your vital monthly support funds the raising and training of our puppies, but it also provides the life-changing gifts of freedom, mobility, independence and safety to Canadians in need.

A yellow golden retriever CNIB Guide Dog.

Thousands of Canadians with sight loss are waiting for a CNIB Guide Dog.

Please don’t hesitate. Become a CNIB Guide Dogs Sponsor for just $0.66 a day.