Some say these dogs got the job EVERYONE wanted! Our Ambassador Dogs work day and night representing our organisation in the media and at events.
How did they become Ambassador Dogs?
Each of our Ambassador Dogs started life training to be a Guide or Assistance Dog, but for various reasons, it was decided these friendly and fun-loving pups had all the im-PAW-tant qualities for the Ambassador role. You can meet them here:
Date of Birth: 3 March 2015. Place of Birth: Victoria.
“Some may call me the “Elle McPherson” of the working dog world!
As an official Ambassador for Guide Dogs WA I’m a bit of a dog about town. I get invited to some pretty exclusive events, I specialise in red carpet arrivals and boy do I know how to work a room! I’m always on the hunt for pup-arazzi! Wait, did someone say smile?
When I’m off duty, I love nothing better than splashing about in the shell pool!”
Date of Birth: 8 May 2014. Place of Birth: Victoria
“Also known as Princess Eva, I’m the “Black Beauty” of the Ambassador Dog team.
I’m a very social girl with a particularly soft spot for children. I can often be seen in the foyer of the Children’s Hospital, with my Dad, John, bringing a smile to the little people and their families.
When I’m off duty, I love nothing more than a roll on the grass (before Dad spots me)!”
Date of Birth: 22 June 2014. Place of Birth: Victoria
“I’m a big softie at heart and love nothing more than climbing into bed with my favourite giant toy dinosaur. I like the quiet life and smaller, more intimate events are more my style. I’ll leave the crowds to Annie!
Some say I have the heartiest tail wag in the business and it is definitely my signature move when I meet new people.
My Dad also works for Guide Dogs WA and I enjoy exploring the corridors of the building before anyone else arrives for work!”
Date of Birth: 6 March 2016. Place of Birth: Queensland
“I’m the newest member of the team and a bit of a ladies man!
Just like my friend Maddy, I’m a big softie and love nothing more than a gentle lean or a cuddle on your lap. Oh and a sneaky smooch when you’re not looking!
This Ambassador Dog work can be exhausting and I have been known to fall asleep on the job (ssh, don’t tell the Boss)!
I have a bit of a soft spot for Annie and I like to think of her as my girlfriend. We love spending time snuggling in the office together.”
Date of Birth: 6 August 2017. Place of Birth: Queensland
“Also known as Sir Stewart or the Saintly One, many say I have the face of an angel. When I’m not working hard as an Ambassador Dog, raising awareness of the important work of my Guide & Assistance Dog colleagues, you can find me working the campus with my human family at UWA.
I’m the newest member of the Ambassador Dog team and I’m loving my new role. I’m super social and love a kiss. I’d say I was born for this!”
Our Ambassador Dogs fulfil a public relations role – they help to spread the word about the im-PAW-tant work of their Guide and Assistance Dog friends at Guide Dogs WA.
Ambassador Dogs regularly attend corporate & community events. The Ambassador Dog program forms part of our fundraising for the organisation. As a non-government, not-for-profit organisation we rely on the kindness and generosity of the Western Australian community to fund the training programs.
Whereas the community is asked to avoid patting or distracting a working dog or puppy in training, Ambassador Dogs love the attention. Ambassador Dogs are easy to spot, as they wear an orange coat labelled with ‘Ambassador Dog’ on their back.
For further information on Ambassador Dog visits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.