At The Seeing Eye, the world’s oldest guide dog school, we breed, raise, and train the world-famous Seeing Eye dogs, and train people who are blind how to use and care for these remarkable dogs. Thirteen times a year, as many as 24 students at a time come from across the United States and Canada to our campus in Morristown, New Jersey, and spend 3 ½ weeks training, or 2 ½ weeks for a returning student, with their new Seeing Eye dogs. Our students range from teenagers to adults, their home environments may be rural or urban, and they may be college students, career professionals or retired. But they all have this in common: They are motivated by a sense of independence and armed with the knowledge that Seeing Eye dogs will provide an extra edge to attain success, however they may choose to define it.

The Seeing Eye is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, funded by donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Our students have paid the same nominal fee since the 1930s.  Students pay $150 for their first dog and $50 for each successor dog. Veterans of the military pay $1. The cost of a Seeing Eye partnership, from the breeding of a puppy through to their partnership with a blind or visually impaired individual, is roughly $75,000.  Legacy gifts are a large portion of the support we receive in order to achieve our mission and support our graduates without added financial costs.

Click here to let us know that you have included The Seeing Eye in your legacy plans or contact Lauren Martin at or 973-539-4425 ext. 1950 if you would like to learn more.