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Guide Dog Stories

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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.
Labrador and lady enjoy a cuddle
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.
Yellow labrador sits with man kneeling beside him
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.
Labrador and lady sit on a wall
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!
Graduation Ceremony
A very special Guide Dog graduation ceremony was held at Central Park in the Perth CBD in September 2018.
Montage of images showing labrador and lady
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.
Montage of pictures showing labrador in harness and man
Guide Dog, Sundae, became part of Eric’s family has given him his independence back – and a fresh outlook on life.
Young girl cuddles yellow labrador
Tegan has been desperate for a Guide Dog for as long as she can remember as it represents so much more than a loyal companion.
Black labrador in harness stands with man by swimming pool
Perth Paralympian Jeremy McClure will be celebrating International Guide Dog Day on 26 April by Abseiling down the QV1 building
Three people sit with black labrador
Accomplished Barrister Barry shares his story about life with Guide Dog Pluto
Chocolate labrador sits in front of a person
Robert had to give up everything he loved and he shut himself away. Thanks to Coco, Robert’s life has changed forever.
Black labrador in harness walks along street with woman
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.
Woman holds the paw of a yellow labrador
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.
Woman walks with black labrador in harness
At just 20, Jayne was assaulted so severely, it left her blind. Guide Dog Cali has helped her trust again.
Woman walks with yellow labrador in harness
Jackie underwent a cataract operation to improve her vision, only to lose her sight less than six months later from type two diabetes.