Creating a Miracle – The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind in Beit Oved

The Israel Guide Dog Center was established to raise, train and provide guide dogs for people with blindness and visual impairment in Israel, giving them independence, mobility and self-confidence. In recent years our activities have expanded. The IGDCB also trains service dogs for IDF veterans dealing with post-trauma (PTSD) and provides emotional support companion dogs for families and children with special needs. All services for our graduates are provided at no-cost.

The IGDCB comprises of a professional staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. It is the only organization in Israel that is a member of the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). We are also a member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI).


For those interested in acquiring a guide dog

Every individual who suffers from significant vision impairment faces the challenge of maintaining their independence in regard to various aspects of their life.  One of the main aspects is maintaining safe and independent mobility.  A guide dog allows for freedom and safe mobility; upright and at a fast or leisurely pace, which affords the blind individual the ability to conduct his/her life in a spontaneous manner.

The initiative, “Igul Le Tova” is another way in which anyone can express their support for our organization.  This entails agreeing to donate small change from every credit card purchase, by rounding-off the amount of the purchase up to the nearest shekel.   For example:

A purchase of 48.70 NIS would be rounded up to 49 NIS thereby directly donating 30 agurot to our nonprofit.  The cumulative average monthly donation is about 4 NIS.  A 100% donation. 

Contact us by phone: 08-940-8213 or


Our volunteers are an inseparable part of the daily workings of the Center.  Volunteer opportunities are many and varied.  We match the volunteer to the area of activity based on the skills and desires of the volunteer and the needs of the Center.  We invite you to become part of our family!