Apply For a Guide Dog


Gold & Labs welcomes people who are blind or visually impaired into our community.  From our compassionate and skilled instructors, to our exceptional dogs, to our meticulously constructed curriculum, we support our students and graduates with an uncompromising commitment to
excellence.  In order to apply for a guide dog, applicants must be legally blind or Specially abled and can demonstrate the need for a guide dog to help them remain safe and effective in their everyday travel.  We also look for clients that can independently travel practical and
purposeful routes with their current mobility device. 

Our Dogs:
Our dogs learn how to lead a person in a straight line, find and follow a clear path, maneuver around obstacles (both on the ground and overhead) and stop at changes in elevation, such as curbs and stairs.  They are also trained to be extremely well behaved when in public places.  We use Golden Retrievers  and Labrador Retrievers. 

Matching Process:
The decision to work with a guide dog is a transformational event that extends into every area of a handlers life.  It’s crucial that each student is

teamed with a dog that best suits that person’s mobility, personality, lifestyle, and physical needs.  As each applicant is accepted to our training
program, we carefully match and train a dog that’s right for them.  Once matched, students will attend our innovative two-week training
program, which allows for a blend of customised training formats to meet a students goals and objectives.

New Born Puppies

New Born Puppies

Ready for adoption

Ready for adoption

Happy after Selection

Happy after Selection

Waiting for selection

Waiting for selection

Proud after selection

Proud after selection

Labrador Chocolate

Labrador Chocolate

Ready for Basic Selection

Ready for Basic Selection

Puppies before Selection

Puppies before Selection

On Duty

On Duty

Gold & Labs Opening Soon

Gold & Labs Opening Soon

After Induction Ceremony

After Induction Ceremony

Labrador Chocolate

Labrador Chocolate

Guide Dog Ready for Service

Guide Dog Ready for Service

Guide dog Yellow

Guide dog Yellow

Retired Duo

Retired Duo

Golden Retriever Guide Dog ready for basic training

Golden Retriever Guide Dog ready for basic training

Guide Dog after a refreshing swim session

Guide Dog after a refreshing swim session

Guide Dog ready to adopt

Guide Dog ready to adopt

Guide Dog Rare Black

Guide Dog Rare Black

Golden Retriever Guide Dog ready for basic training

Golden Retriever Guide Dog ready for basic training

Golden Retriever Guide Dog showing some skills

Golden Retriever Guide Dog showing some skills

Golden Retriever ready basic obedience training

Golden Retriever ready basic obedience training

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