At this juncture, MIRA USA is focused on two primary programs: selecting and overseeing the assessment of candidates for dogs; and educating the public, especially children, on the challenges blind people face and how a guide dog can assist an individual in meeting those challenges.
Our students come to us through referrals from their physicians, orientation and mobility instructors, our website, and as a result of our community outreach programs. Our application may be downloaded here or by contacting the MIRA USA office directly at (910) 944-7757, or visiting our office at 112 North Poplar Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315.
Our educational program for children is through a partnership with the Moore County Pet Responsibility Group which teaches fourth graders about the many aspects of sound pet stewardship from spay-neuter through euthanasia. MIRA’s focus at these presentations is to give children an awareness of what it means to be blind as well the many ways in which a guide dog enhances and enriches a blind person’s life.
Our broader community outreach includes presentations to civic groups, churches, and social gatherings, as well as participating in a wide array of public events where MIRA volunteers present educational materials such as brochures and DVDs to the general public.
Click Here to Download Our Application for Services. This form is informative only. To download the form, you need to install Acrobat Reader. To obtain this program, simply click the icon below.
To apply for a MIRA guide dog, print and fill out the application. Send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Mira Foundation USA, 112 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315
Learn more: Information for Potential Candidates