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Guide Dogs of America

About us

Guide Dogs of America (GDA) empowers the blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility by providing expertly matched guide dog partners. Our services are provided at no cost to the blind individual. Donated United award miles greatly benefit Guide Dogs of America by allowing GDA to defray much of our airline travel expenses. Many people may not realize this, but GDA bears the cost of transporting our students to and from the school. Additional travel needs include sending instructors to interview applicants and follow up with graduates, transporting dogs, maintaining our accreditation with the service dog industry and engaging in public outreach.

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