Clarkston / Waterford / White Lake puppy raisers

We are the puppy raisers and breeding stock host families in the Clarkston, Waterford and White Lake area.  The size of our group fluctuates as puppies start their training at 7 weeks and then return to Leader Dog after they reach an age of 12- 15 months.   Our group includes families who are raising their first pup, to one raiser who has raised 30+!   Our fundraising request is the same; contribute what you can and no amount is too small.

All of us have started this journey of raising a puppy for many different reasons, but in the end we all have one goal, to change someone’s life.  As the person responsible for this cute fur ball, which matures into a beautiful animal, we want the best possible thing for them.  Leader Dog too wants the best possible guide dog working for its client.

To this end we are in the process of totally rethinking the way the dogs are housed while they are in training on the campus in Rochester Hills.  This is why we need your help so we can create a new environment of learning.

The Canine Development Center also includes a new veterinary clinic, breeding area, puppy development area, welcome center and volunteer areas. The best possible environment has been designed to allow a future Leader Dog to depart this campus and guide a person who is blind in downtown Madrid to Taiwan and all the places in between.  With the single command of 'forward' hundreds of people nationwide are prompting their Leader Dog to lead them forward and out into the world- and all of this begins in the Canine Development Center.

Since Leader Dogs for the Blind is a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent provided by law.  Additionally, you can mail a check to Leader Dog 1039 S. Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115. Please include a note for your donation to go to the Clarkston/Waterford/White Lake team.

We will be holding events in the future and kindly ask you to attend and share them with your family and friends.  For more information on our team please contact Glenn Rossow 248.302.4593 or

Thank you in advance for your generous support.

For more information on the new Canine Development Center, please see the photo gallery and video below!





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Canine Development Center Video

Our Supporters

  • Susan Elinsky June 2019 $50.00
  • Fork n pint August 2018 $175.00
  • Milford main street grill June 2018 $250.00
  • Julius Glinter June 2018 $100.00
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  • Lisa and Howard O'Brien April 2017 $33,100.00
  • Lisa & Howard O'Brien December 2017 $8,903.00
  • LISA O'BRIEN February 2016 $5,000.00
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