Why our puppies need your essential support
Vision loss is on the rise in Australia. As a result, the demand for Guide Dogs is too.
We live in an aging population where longevity creates vision impairment; where disease creates vision loss; and where accidents cause vision trauma. People can experience vision loss at any stage of life.
We need to breed and train more Guide Dogs every year. Given that each Guide Dog costs in excess of $50,000, our supports and services rely heavily on the kindness of sponsorship. By sponsoring a Guide Dog puppy, you can give freedom, independence and mobility to a person with low vision.
Alternatively, you can support puppies by making a tax-deductible donation. Donations are used to buy play kits, comfy beds, puppy vaccination packs, and more.
Or, join the Puppy Pals. As a Puppy Pal, you get the opportunity to see the very first glimpses of the puppies you sponsor. You also have the chance to name the puppies, and attend an exclusive ‘Meet the Pups’ event where you can play and cuddle to your heart’s content.
Sponsor a puppy
Change a life (and enjoy the cuteness) today!
You can ensure that Guide Dog puppies have the opportunity to fulfil their destiny, by helping Victorians with low vision reach their personal potential.
Different levels of sponsorship are available. View our Puppy Sponsorship tiers here.
With a full sponsorship, you get to choose and name your puppy, have the puppy visit your home or workplace, and receive regular updates on his or her progress as they make the journey towards Guide Dog graduation.
Sponsorship is available for both individual people and as a corporate initiative. Please contact our Puppy Sponsorship Coordinator today:
Learn about the Guide Dog training program
It takes up to two years to breed, raise and train every working Guide Dog.
Although two years might sound like a long time, a working Guide Dog can change a person’s circumstances for life.
People tell us about their new sense of freedom; of safety; of potential; of independence; and of companionship. They are no longer alone battling the streets with a cane. They can navigate obstacles more easily. They can go places that were previously impossible. A Guide Dog helps people regain the ability to do things many of us take for granted: catch public transport, go to school or work, or simply move through the community with confidence.
The Guide Dog program is invaluable, and your support is absolutely critical. Sponsor an individual puppy today and change someone’s life for the better. Sponsorship is fully tax-deductible.