Bayleaf and Guiding Eyes

Guiding Eyes For The Blind

Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital is proud to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind by providing free veterinary care and vaccinations for foster puppies that are being raised for training as guide dogs. This wonderful organization helps raise and socialize  potential guide puppies from eight weeks to maturity.

“Since 1954 Guiding Eyes for the Blind has graduated some 6,000 guide dog teams, always meeting the highest standards of excellence in the type of dog provided and the instruction offered…

Although the cost of preparing a blind person and guide dog for their new life together is nearly $40,000, there is no charge to our students. Expenses include the breeding, puppy raising and dog training programs, veterinary care, the one-month residential class for the blind students and their new companions and lifetime follow-up services to our graduates.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that does not receive any government funding and depends solely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations for support.’