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Leader Dogs for the Blind Email
1039 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115

PO Box 5000
Rochester Hills, MI 48308-5000

248-651-9011 - voice
248-651-5812 - fax

Office Hours8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Contact 1David Locklin
Director of Programs
248-659-5008 - voice
Contact 2Jim Dugan
Manager of Client Services
248-659-5047 - voice
PurposeFounded in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel through quality Leader Dogs, highly effective client instruction and innovative services. Each year, over 200 students attend our 25 day residential training program to be paired with a guide dog. We also offer an additional component to our guide dog program where we teach people how to use audible, pedestrian GPS to navigate both familiar and new environments in conjunction with their guide dog.
ServiceProvides mobility training for people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind. Programs include training in the use of a Leader Dog, accelerated O&M training (cane travel), pedestrian GPS training and a summer youth experience (camp) for teens 16-17 years old. All services are provided free of charge to the recipient. Call, write or visit for more information.
EligibilityLegally blind, physically capable of the work., at least 16 years old.
FeesAll training and equipment is provided free of charge. Leader Dog also covers the cost to travel to Michigan
Ages ServedServes ages 16 and older.
Area ServedUnlimited service area.
SubjectsSeeing Eye Dogs
Last Updated29 April 2021