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16 November, 2015

Pawfect Christmas presents

A puppy lying on top of gifts

Guide Dogs' first charity gift catalogue released

Help Santa Paws deliver gifts to Guide Dog puppies this Christmas by purchasing a present that will assist a bouncy young Labrador in training.

For the first time, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has released a charity gift giving catalogue where shoppers can choose from a range of gifts for a puppy that may go on to assist someone who is blind or vision impaired.

Then on Christmas Day, Puppy Christmas catalogue shoppers can present a Precious Pup Pop-Up card to friends and family, which shows the gift chosen and describes how it will help the puppy.

There are 16 gifts available to choose from, including dog bowls, puppy blankets, and even vet checks, starting from just $7.

"With the Puppy Christmas catalogue you can make Christmas gift-giving this year wonderful for you, the loved ones who receive your Precious Pup Pop-Up gift cards and, most of all, for the precious puppies training to be Guide Dogs," said Leila Davis, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Fundraising Manager.

"As we receive less than 2 per cent of our funding needs from the government and with demand for Guide Dogs increasing due to the growing number of people having trouble getting around as a result of vision loss, we're incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the community," she said

It costs more than $35,000 to breed, raise and train one Guide Dog, which like all services offered by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, is provided to the person who is blind or vision impaired for free.

There are about 300,000 Australians with uncorrectable vision loss, 100,000 of whom live in NSW and the ACT. These figures are predicted to increase by more than 20 per cent by 2020.

All gifts purchased from the catalogue are tax deductible. To start your Christmas shopping visit