How to Help


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Do you like working with incredible people and amazing dogs?  Maybe a “paws on” experience is right for you.


Donate a Puppy

At this time, OccuPaws is in the early stages of developing our own breeding program, so we are also accepting donations of Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, and Standard Poodle puppies that meet our selection criteria for size, health, and temperament. Our minimum standards for all guide dog candidates require that the parents have official OFA Hip and Elbow, Cerf and PRA clearances as well as the pups being EIC non-affected or clear. Cardiac clearances would be an added benefit.

If you would like to donate a young dog or puppy to OccuPaws, please send an email to our Breeding Director. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.



Join the community of generous people who support us in our mission to change lives.  Your financial support not only shows your compassion for dogs and visually impaired people, it shows that you believe in the integrity of our program.

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Thank you for your continued support!

Visit Donating FAQ for additional information