Guide Dog Users of Washington State
We advocate for fair and equal treatment of guide dog handlers; track legislation relevant to guide dog teams; provide assistance regarding the legal rights of such persons in Washington State; educate the general public with respect to the training and use of a guide dog; and we are available to provide answers to questions concerning living with a guide dog. In addition, GDUWS members often provide peer support to those considering partnering with a guide dog, or in those difficult days before and after the retirement or death of a guide.
As an all-volunteer membership organization, we reach out to those in the community wishing to be helped by GDUWS or wanting to help us achieve our goals. If you are blind and have a guide dog or are thinking about training with one, a family member of someone who is blind, a puppy raiser from a guide dog school, or someone who simply wants to learn more about guide dogs in Washington State, we invite you to check out our site and consider becoming a member.
(GDUWS) is a chapter of the Washington Council of the Blind (WCB), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB). Our membership is diverse, representing guide dog handlers, friends and family members from around the State.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.