Affectionately considered as a man’s best friend, some dog breeds have an innate desire to work, making them exceptional service companions. Guide Dogs are proven to increase confidence, safety, and efficiency in travelling for people with vision impairment. Guide Dogs are specially bred from a lineage of guide dogs, go through stringent assessment and training for 18 months before they are matched with their potential users.
Singapore has been relatively new in adopting the use of guide dogs as a visual aid. The introduction of guide dogs into Singapore has greatly contributed to enabling the vision-impaired to gain confidence in mobility and ease in travelling.
People with vision impairment may choose to use a white cane or a Guide Dog as a mobility aid to help them travel safely and independently.
Guide Dogs Singapore has been responsible for successfully training and pairing 10 guide dog teams in our history, of which 5 are currently active. A steadily increasing number of potential clients have also joined our waiting list.