Dog Guide Programs

Canine Vision Dog Guides
for people who are blind or visually impaired
Hearing Ear Dog Guides
for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Service Dog Guides
for people who have a physical disability
Seizure Response Dog Guides
for people who have epilepsy
Autism Assistance Dog Guides
for children with an autism spectrum disorder
Diabetic Alert Dog Guides
for people who have type one diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness

A little overview to illustrate why Lions raise money for Dog Guides….

For someone with a disability, a Dog Guide is a priceless gift of independence. In reality, each Dog Guide costs approximately $25,000 and takes almost two years to raise, train, and ultimately partner with its new handler. No one should be denied their independence. That’s why Dog Guides – including all training, travel and accommodation for recipients – are provided at no cost.

Breeding and care of a Dog Guide puppy $1,800
Maintenance of breeding facility $1,780
Kennel care and maintenance $2,035
Veterinary care $1,560
Kennel supplies $290
Training of Dog Guide + hands-on
instruction for recipient
Accommodation, meals + travel
for recipient in training
Dog Guide supplies + harness $400
Training centre + administration costs $7,700
Assessment + ongoing support of
Dog Guide team
Average cost of making a life-changing
match possible
Cost to the recipient of a Dog Guide $0