About Us

One community changing lives

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) is Ireland’s national charity dedicated to enabling people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve improved mobility and independence. 

For over 40 years we have worked with our community of Breeders, Puppy Raisers, Home Socialisers, Temporary Boarders, Trainers, Staff, Volunteers and supporters to change as many lives as possible.

Did you know?
  • We currently have nearly 400 Guide and Assistance Dogs Clients in Ireland

  • All of our services are provided free of charge

  • It costs over €5 million to run our organisation each year

  • We receive over 85% of our income through voluntary donations and fundraising through our Branch network across the country


Having spoken to so many Guide and Assistance Dogs Owners over the years it is amazing to see what the dogs do – the impact they have on individuals and their families. These dogs are giving people back their lives. - Brand Ambassador, Roy Keane

Join us

If you’re interested in being part of a community which strives to enable others to have the opportunity to be involved in their community get in touch!

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Luke & Kain

Luke is still non-verbal but when I see him smiling down at Kain it shows me he doesn’t need words to express how happy he is.

Kim & Jango

Meeting Jango was one of the best moments of my life. He’s a beautiful big cuddly dog with the personality to match. From the moment I met him I knew we were going to be best buddies.

Shauna & Esme

When I needed a hand, I found a paw.

Conor & Quelda

When Conor is with Quelda he smiles and is comfortable being out and about which is such an amazing gift – we never leave home without her. She has changed all of our lives.

Aran & Buttons

Being a Guide Dog Owner is such a privilege and positive experience. Buttons has enhanced my life in so many ways and I will always be grateful for that.

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