Leader Dogs

In 1939 (3) Lions established Leader Dogs for the Blind to train guide dogs to empower people who are blind, visually impaired or Deaf-Blind. Lions have acted as the backbone of Leader Dog. Lions Clubs throughout the world support Leader Dog for the blind in many capacities:
  • Lions have supported Leader Dog from the beginning raising $2,434,496 for the Campaign for the Canine Development Center
  • Identified people in their community who could benefit from Leader Dog’s services
  • Assisted our clients in filling out applications and spread information about our programs throughout their hometowns and Districts
  • Acted as Leader Dog Chair in their District
  • Becoming a puppy raiser or hosting one of our breeding stock dogs
  • Serving on the Board of Trustees

Silver Hill Lion Club’s Lion Lois Barb is District 22C’s Leader Dog Chair and has raised, along with her husband PDG Rich Barb, 6 puppies and they’re currently raising Abby, a golden retriever. Below is a list of all the puppies raised by Lion Lois and PDG Rich and their current occupation:

Willow

Went into the breeding program, she is now retired

Meadow

One of Willow’s first litter- went into service with a woman in Spain

Amber

Was career changed - adopted out to a family

Jasmine

Went into breeding program

Leyla

Was career changed - adopted by two young ladies with another dog

Abby

Being happily raised by Lion Lois

Lion Lois Barb was awarded the Presidential Letter of Appreciation for her hard work and dedication to Leader Dog for the Blind and Lionism.

If you or someone you know is visually impaired, go to leaderdog.org or contact the Silver Hill Lions Club.

Silver Hill Lions Club

Contact Us

Demo Derby Info Line
1.888.44.Derby
General Info
202.255.9629

Mail Us

Silver Hill Lions Club
PO BOX 1716
Clinton, MD 20735

Newsletters

Stay updated with the latest news.
Read More