Guide Dog Foundation values its partnership with St. Peter of Alcantara. Your support is important to us!

St. Peter of Alcantara School has selected the Guide Dog Foundation as the beneficiary of contributions for their new fundraising campaign. This project is led by the fifth grade students and their goal is to “name a puppy.”

Supporters can make a donation below. 

Information about the Puppy Sponsorship Opportunity

Puppy sponsors have the opportunity to name a puppy that will be raised by a puppy raiser family. A puppy sponsor receives a photo and certificate of the puppy once it’s been assigned a name. The sponsor receives periodic updates on how the puppy is progressing in the program and will be invited to "Celebration Sunday" should the dog be scheduled to graduate from the program. This contribution is $6,000 and helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with breeding, puppy raising, and veterinary care. A dog sponsor will be listed in our annual report. We cannot offer a replacement for any puppies that are “career changed” out of the program. Medical and/or behavioral issues can prevent a dog from graduating on class. To learn more, download the
Puppy Sponsorship brochure and application.


Meet some Guide Dog Foundation graduates

About the Guide Dog Foundation

Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained guide and service dogs that transform the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired – helping them to
live without boundaries.  A guide dog is trained to find and follow a clear path, maneuver around obstacles and stop at curbs. With a guide dog by their side, people who are blind or visually impaired gain renewed independence and enhanced mobility.  The cost to breed, raise, train and place one guide dog is over $50,000.  All services are FREE to the recipient. The Guide Foundation relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, foundations and community fundraising events.


The Guide Dog Foundation was the first assistance dog program in the United States to be accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.  This dual accreditation sets the Foundation apart from all other assistance dog organizations as they are able to meet each recipient’s specific needs by custom training and providing assistance dogs across ALL disabilities. 


To learn more about the Guide Dog Foundation and its services and programs, visit