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Lions Leader Dog School

Leader Dogs for the Blind was founded in 1939 by a group of Michigan Lions. Their goal was to train dogs to lead the blind and to provide facilities and means whereby trained dogs could be matched to a blind master. The training school and executive offices are located in Rochester, Michigan. Over ten thousand blind people have become self-sufficient through the use of a Leader Dog. The dormitory stands as a tribute to the many Lions Clubs who have unselfishly given their time and money to make the Leader Dog School what it is today.

People who are legally blind, 18 years of age or over, in good health, emotionally stable and of good moral character may be eligible for Leader Dog training. Students live under the supervision of competent instructors during a four-week training period. Training is perceived as an emotional and physical re-education to a new way of effective living.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is supported by contributions from the public - Lions and Leo Clubs; sororities & fraternities; various public-supported agencies and private individuals. There is no charge for a Leader Dog or any part of the four-week training program. It costs the school approximately $20,000 for each team.

For further information, please visit the Leaderdog Home Page.

If you are aware of someone who needs a Leaderdog, please send a message to The Stephenville Lions Club

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