Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation’s life-changing mission is to provide men and women who are blind with its elite German Shepherd guide dogs – partners in their engaged and vibrant lives – creating increased independence, safety, and mobility for all clients as they pursue their goals and dreams.
Fidelco is inspired every day by our exceptional clients. They climb Mt. Everest, win gold medals as world class athletes, serve America in the military and sacrifice on the battlefield. They educate, create documentary films, work in business and government, raise families, and advocate for those who are visually impaired.
Fidelco is an internationally accredited guide dog organization and respected expert throughout the world. For over five decades, Fidelco has bred the German Shepherd working dog. Since 1981, Fidelco has trained and placed more than 1,500 German Shepherd guide dogs across North America.
Each Fidelco German Shepherd guide dog takes two years, 15,000 hours, and $45,000 to breed, train, and place. Thanks solely to the compassionate generosity of its donors, and the dedicated work of its staff and volunteers, all Fidelco guide dogs are given to clients at no cost. Fidelco pioneered In-Community Placement in the United States and trains all clients in the communities where they live and work. Fidelco provides 24/7 client support for the entire working life of its guide dogs – typically 10 years.
Fidelco has also placed hundreds of its German Shepherd Dogs with law enforcement agencies, first responders, search and rescue, and missing child recovery organizations to help protect our fellow citizens and keep our communities safe.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in Bloomfield and Wilton, CT. For more information, or to apply for a guide dog, please visit www.fidelco.org.