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Two yellow Guide Dog puppies
14 March, 2019

Puppy Raisers needed in the South Coast region

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling on locals in Wollongong, Kiama, Berry and Nowra to play an invaluable role in preparing a Guide Dog puppy it for its career as a life-changing Guide Dog,

Guide Dog in Training Bernard sitting at attention during Guide Dog Training
20 September, 2018

First Weeks at the Kennels

At seven weeks of age, our future Guide Dog puppies leave the Guide Dogs Centre or the homes of their Home Whelping and Rearing volunteers to be raised by volunteer Puppy Raisers. These dedicated Puppy Raisers provide a loving home for the pups for 12 months before returning them to the Guide Dogs Centre to start their official Guide Dog training. Here is a glimpse of what the first few weeks is like for new recruits.