Mission & Vision

MISSION

Guide Dogs of Texas provides quality guide dogs for Texans who are visually impaired to increase their freedom, mobility and independence. We are committed to personalized service and lifelong dedication to our clients and their guide dogs.

VISION

The vision of Guide Dogs of Texas is to serve all Texans who are visually impaired and who would benefit from the use of a guide dog.

An integral part of our vision for the future entails six core values. Core Values:

COMPASSION
We endeavor to understand the challenges and circumstances of the clients we serve and strive to enhance their mobility and independence.
We provide an excellent quality of life for puppies and dogs in training, using modern, humane techniques.
We teach our clients to handle and care for their dogs in the same manner.

HONESTY
We honor all commitments to clients, volunteers, employees and the community at large.
We practice good stewardship of all gifts entrusted to the organization.

RESPECT
We respect and promote the role of the client, volunteer and employee as equal contributors in the mission of the organization.

SUPPORT
We offer ongoing support for our graduates, designed to enhance client confidence and ensure successful, long-term graduate “team” outcomes.

ENCOURAGEMENT
We strive to create a home-like training environment with a relaxed, informal atmosphere to minimize client anxiety and promote positive transitional experiences for both guide dog and client.

TEAM SPIRIT
We work together with positive attitudes, combining our strengths, skills, knowledge and talents to achieve the mission of the organization.