About Pilot Dogs

We help people who are blind or visually impaired achieve greater independence and mobility.

We Transform Lives

Pilot Dogs is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help military veterans, students in our school resource program, and people who are blind or visually impaired live with greater independence, mobility, safety, and confidence.

Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, we are the only guide dog school in the United States that has the entire campus in one location while still within walking distance of a metropolitan area.

Because of the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide world-class guide dogs, handler training, orientation & mobility training, on-campus housing, room and board, and so much more, all at no cost to our students.

Four Paws. Two Feet. One Team.

We Love People
Since our founding day in 1950, we have committed to helping people expand their world. We push, challenge, and support our students because we believe they are capable of incredible things.

We Love Dogs
Dogs are incredible animals capable of warming hearts, healing wounds, and transforming lives. A world-class Pilot Dog can expand the life of someone who is blind or visually impaired, providing freedom, self-confidence, and safety.

Together, students and their dogs make an unbeatable team.

We Depend on You

Pilot Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and we receive no state or federal funds - we are 100% donor-funded. Without the support and donations from caring people like you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. 

Pilot Dogs is accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International, which means that we meet (and continuously strive to exceed) the stringent standards of both of these organizations in the areas of dog care and training, facility safety and cleanliness, matching dogs with students, and so much more!