Guide Dog Users Inc. Logo. In this image is a man standing next to his dog and to his immediate right is a woman kneeling next to her dog. Immediately above them all are the words "Guide Dog Users Inc.


Guide Dog Users Inc., (GDUI), is the leading consumer-driven organization of guide dog handlers in the world. GDUI is an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and is a founding member of the Coalition of Assistance Dog Organizations (CADO).

 We strive to promote civil rights and enhance the quality of life for working guide dog teams. Drawing on the experiences and varied knowledge of its members, GDUI provides peer support, advocacy and information to guide dog users everywhere. In addition, GDUI works with public entities, private businesses and individuals to ensure that guide dog users enjoy the same rights to travel, employment, housing, and participation in all aspects of life that people without disabilities enjoy.

 The collective knowledge and experience of GDUI’s members drives constructive dialogue breaking down barriers of ignorance, opening doors for those of us men and women who live and work proudly and independently partnered with a well-trained guide dog.

 The information and helpful resources shared here on GuideDogUsersInc.org are provided as a service to all who are interested in the guide dog and handler partnership. We invite you to explore our website and to become a part of GDUI!

Latest News

2016 GDUI Election Results

The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 GDUI Elections.

Thank you to the GDUI membership for your participation in this election.

Total voters for ballot: 203 (40.7% of 499 total; and 2 additional abstentions; 0.4%);

And, thank you and congratulations to the candidates.

Welcome to the new board members!  ...Read More »

GDUI Announcement, May 19, 2016

Dear GDUI Members and Friends,

Election Days Are Drawing Near! May 21 is the opening date! You may begin voting at 12:00, Midnight on May 21, and the ballot will continue to be available, both online and via your telephone, until the following Sunday, May 29, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight...Read More »

Thinking about coming to Minneapolis? In July?

What’s going on in Minneapolis, Minnesota during July 3, 2016 through July 6, 2016 that would make anyone want to book their stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel?

Well, now, let’s just find out the answer to that question and more…
Those folks on that planning committee for GDUI are pretty...Read More »

GDUI Announcement, May 5, 2016

Following the Dots Which Circumvent the Reality of the Worsening Problem of Fake Service Dogs Can Lead to Disaster for Guide Dog Users

Penny Reeder

President, Guide Dog Users, Inc.

I am writing to respond to the article, written by the president of the National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU), found here:...Read More »

GDUI Announcement, April 13, 2016

Dear GDUI Members and Friends,

Drum Roll Please! The top bids have been determined and tallied, winners have been notified, the prizes are on their way, and we can announce the grand total from the GDUI Springtime Radio Auction, held on April 3!The grand total is $2,765.00!

We want to thank everyone...Read More »

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