Guide Dogs

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* The application has several phases and includes requests for a video and an interview. Wait list = 2 – 3 years *

Guide dogs are specially trained dogs to provide mobility assistance for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. These dogs are able to navigate sidewalks, find curbs and stairs, cross streets safely, and avoid obstacles including overhangs.

Guide dogs know left and right and are helpful with object identification when asked to “find” a door, counter, elevator, escalator, sidewalk, chair, etc.

People who receive guide dogs must be at least 14 years of age and will generally attend team training on the KSDS campus in Washington, Kansas for two weeks. Room and board are provided.

If you have any questions about applying for a guide dog, contact Sandy Nutsch, Client Services at 785-325-2256 ext 100 or snutsch@ksds.org.