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Meet GDTX

Freedom, Mobility and Independence

We at Guide Dogs of Texas provide mobility, freedom and independence for Texans with blindness or visual impairments. Our professionally bred, raised, trained and personally matched guide dogs serve as “eyes” for Texans and are their loving and constant companions – living examples of the power of the human-animal connection.

Personal Training and Ongoing Support

Once a guide dog owner is matched with a guide dog, they begin an individualized one-on-one “in home” training program with a certified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor. Due to our flexible program and specialized matching process, 100% of matched applicants have graduated successfully with their dogs.

Our clients receive going support, education and training, and all of our dogs are cared for their entire life. Dogs unable to complete guide dog training find alternate careers or are rehomed to a carefully screened caregiver. Retired guide dogs often become ambassador dogs for our outreach program. No GDTX canine ever enters the stray population.

Freedom, Mobility and Independence

Our professional staff, along with a group of committed and trained volunteers, including puppy raisers, boarders and sitters, provide support and resources for our clients at the difficult time when they are transitioning to accommodate their impairment. 

Guide Dogs of Texas has provided more than 240,000 days of guided sight – and days of freedom and independence – since our founding in 1989. We invite you to join us and help us make a difference for Texans with blindness through "The Best Dogs in Sight."

Help blind Texans to increase their freedom, mobility and independence

More than
Texans impacted through our outreach efforts