GDB International, doing business as Guide Dogs for the Blind, is a registered charity in Canada that helps pair Canadians who are blind or visually impaired with highly qualified guide dogs.

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For more than 50 years, Canadians have been matched with guide dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind, headquartered in San Rafael, California, with a second training facility in Boring, Oregon. Students attend the school’s in-residence training program to receive customized instruction with their new guides. Upon completion, alumni of the program receive comprehensive post-graduation support and services, including financial assistance for veterinary care, as needed. All services are provided free of charge.

There are currently more than 250 Canadians enjoying the increased mobility and enhanced independence that an exceptional guide dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind can provide, and with your support, more Canadians will be matched with their new best friends. 

GDB International receives no government funding; we are supported entirely by private contributions. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.

If you are a Canadian interested in applying for a guide dog, or would like to learn more about Guide Dogs for the Blind’s services, please visit their website. 



Legacy giving leaves a lasting impact. By naming GDB International in your will, your donation will help sustain our mission into the future. Please download our sample bequest language below. We encourage you to share this information with your legal counsel, and recommend that if you are undertaking estate planning, that you do so with the consultation of an attorney.

Sample Bequest Language (PDF)