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: 6 March 2016. Place of Birth: Queensland
“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: 25 May 2018. Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
“As the youngest of our Ambassador Dogs, I am a well-mannered socialite at heart, making me perfect for this very social role. I love nothing more than working the room at events, politely greeting people with an enthusiastic wiggle and a wag of my tail.
When I’m off duty, I enjoy a rest on my bed with my favourite treat, a frozen vegemite KONG.”
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: 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 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. As with all of our dogs, we kindly ask that you talk to the handler, before patting the dog. Thank you!
For further information on Ambassador Dog visits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.