About Guide Dogs

The Role of a Guide Dog

Working in partnership with a blind or partially sighted person, a guide dog's primary purpose is to guide the guide dog user around their environment, avoiding obstacles and indicating hazards. Guide dogs can locate objectives such as bus stops and help reach locations like a bank or post office.
When in harness, the guide dog is a service animal – not a pet. When not in harness, the guide dog is a friend and companion, as any loved pet would be.