Seeing Eyes for the Blind in Israel

Seeing Eyes for the Blind is a non-profit organization located near Tzivon in the Upper Galilee region.

The organization runs a training center for guide dog training, and for training the blind with the dogs.

The training center was founded in 1989, and over the years has provided guide dogs to hundreds of blind people.

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Puppies for Fostering

Wanted: Families interested in fostering Labrador puppies. Fostering involves providing optimal raising conditions and imparting initial social skills to the puppy. Without an adequate fostering period, the Labrador puppy will not be able to become...

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About us

Help us guide guide dogs and give them for free to the blind in Israel, to enable them to live full and independent lives. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a non-profit organization recognized as a public institution. The association’s facilities are located near Zebon in the Galilee. The association is the body responsible for the training center where guide dogs are trained. The training center was founded in 1989. Over twenty thousand blind people live in Israel, including many IDF disabled people. The demand for dogs far exceeds the supply and there is a long line of blind people waiting to receive guide dogs. Help us help them. The dogs nominated to be guide dogs are selected from breeds with a quiet temperament and high initiative. The breeds suitable for use as guide dogs are: Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd

Blind success stories

Thank you!

The Seeing Eyes for the Blind organization would like to personally thank all the good people, the foster families, the volunteers and our partners without whom the blind in Israel would not have been able to receive guide dogs. The association is grateful every hour, every day, for the enormous support for the success of […]

Nufar Shafir and her dog Baileys

I was always told that there is one life before and another life after, but I never understood what that meant. My name is Nufar Shafir, 33 years old, mother of three young daughters. The youngest is two and a half years old. About three years ago, on my twenty-eighth birthday, I was injured in […]

Sigalit Avraham and her dog Biga

Sigalit Avraham shares: “My biga is a five-year-old Labrador, who entered my life almost three years ago, during COVID-19 pandemic. She is such a cute and gentle dog. From the first moment I met Biga, I knew we would have a special bond. She is extremely emotionally intelligent, she is attentive to me, very sensitive […]

Hanania Cohen and his dog Zen

Hanania Cohen is a blind man who serves as chairman of the Kiryat Shmona Municipality Employee Committee. Without the close escort of his guide dog, he would not have been able to achieve this position. We all have dreams and goals that we strive to fulfill and achieve, even though sometimes they seem far away […]

Tomer Reuven: My experience as a foster family for a guide dog

The decision to volunteer with a guide dog was very significant for me and not an easy one to make: on one hand, I was looking for a meaningful and satisfactory volunteering experience in the community; and on the other hand, I was concerned about a yearlong commitment and the farewell that awaited me in […]

Oded and his dog Dona

My name is Bashari Oded, 49 years old. I live in Petach Tikva. I have been a guide dog user for 25 years, which in my opinion is a whole kind of experience for me as a blind person. My current dog name is Donna, in the past I had received from ‘Seeing eyes for […]