The OccuPaws Guide Dog Association was founded in 2005 with the goal of creating a unique mechanism for providing guide dogs to the visually impaired. Guide Dog schools had existed for many years, but receiving a dog usually required the student to attend a campus to learn to be a safe and effective guide dog team. The mission of OccuPaws is similar to other organizations which raise, train and place guide dogs, but our training program takes place in student's home environment. We felt this created the opportunity for obtaining a guide dog, without disruption to family, friends, or job.
OccuPaws Guide Dog Association provides guide dogs to local blind and visually impaired at no cost. With our unique in home and placement services, OccuPaws is dedicated to empowering the visually impaired while also increasing awareness for both adults and children. Is is the OccuPaws mission to place highly skilled dogs of excellent health and temperament with visually impaired or disabled Wisconsin residents.
**OccuPaws exists solely on public donations. Support allows us to provide these four-legged miracles at no charge to the life they change. All donations are tax deductible.