Our Work

Eric & Chief
Sharon & Pup

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind was started by husband and wife team, Eric & Sharon Loori, over 25 years ago! In addition to running a non-profit serving the blind and visually impaired, they are raising three children, including two with Downs Syndrome, one of which they adopted.

Our state-of-the-art kennel facility has all the amenities to make our guide dogs as comfortable as possible, and is efficiently structured for the training staff. The Training Center offers heated floors, individual drinking fountains, grooming room and barn curtain windows which allow for proper air circulation and also protection from inclement weather. There are also indoor and outdoor runs so the dogs can get plenty of exercise.

Our puppy enrichment center offers an array of tools to ensure a high level of growth and development during the first few weeks of puppy life. Equipped with heated floors and barn curtain windows (like the kennel), the Puppy Enrichment Center has ample space used for training and socializing the puppies. This is key in the early development stages for guide dogs.

We placed 40 guide dogs in 2017!