Guide Dog Stories

Guide Dog Graduation Ceremony
Eight recently-qualified Guide Dog/Handler partnerships were joined by over 200 Sponsors, Puppy Raisers, Boarders, family and friends to attend a special Guide Dog Graduation Ceremony.
For much of her life, the only thing Wendy had control over was her hair…. and believed she wasn’t smart enough to make any other decisions for herself.
Danny and his Guide Dog, Landy, formally graduated in September 2018, in a ceremony which was held in the Perth CBD. He graduated alongside 6 other Guide Dogs and their handlers.
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Since Pat’s husband of 36 years died suddenly, she has felt isolated, vulnerable and exposed. And, being blind, she has good reason, too. Pat’s vulnerability was highlighted not long after husband passed, when callous thieves first broke into her house, while she was still at home!
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A very special Guide Dog graduation ceremony was held at Central Park in the Perth CBD on the evening of Thursday 20 September 2018.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Most people with a Guide Dog have faced more than their fair share of challenges. And then there are some, like Denise, who have had more than most.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Never in a month of Sundaes did Eric think his life could be transformed after living with a vision impairment since childhood. Guide Dog, Sundae, became part of his family in 2017 and she has given him his independence back – and a fresh outlook on life.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Tegan has been desperate for a Guide Dog for as long as she can remember. For Tegan, who is nearly 14 years old, a Guide Dog represents so much more than a loyal companion providing practical assistance while out and about.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Perth Paralympian Jeremy McClure will be celebrating International Guide Dog Day on 26 April by Abseiling down one of the city’s tallest buildings – QV1
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“Getting around is so much more difficult without a dog. The simplest things like walking in a straight line, or finding a door or a chair, are almost impossible alone. Most people don’t realise how stressful it actually is when you’re trying to walk somewhere and you can’t see.”
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Robert had a passion for hairdressing: “hairdressing is what I was known for—I was always Rob the Hairdresser.” He enjoyed the creativity of working as a colourist, spending hours on end with his trustful clients discussing everything under the sun…
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Many of us look forward to retirement – but when it’s a Guide Dog who’s retiring, it can be daunting for a person whose very freedom depends on them.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
At just 12 years old, Janine’s life hit a roadblock. She found out she was legally blind, which meant that everything was about to change.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Imagine being dealt the devastating news that you were legally blind at just 12 years of age.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
At just 20, Jayne found herself in an unthinkable situation. She was assaulted so severely by the father of her children, it left her blind. As a young mother, Jayne’s children helped her to find the strength to go on.
Black labrador puppy in Guide Dog harness
Two years ago Jackie Perfect underwent a cataract operation to improve her vision, only to lose her sight less than six months later from type two diabetes.