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A Guide Dog in harness walking with its handler on grass near a river
03 February, 2016

Puppy volunteers needed

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is urgently seeking volunteers from the Ourimbah, Terrigal, Avoca, Gosford, Erina, Woy Woy and Umina areas to look after Guide Dog puppies for 12-14 months.

Six young Guide Dogs clients with canes preparing to bushwalk through Cumberland State Forest
02 February, 2016

Mobility day for children with vision loss

Exploring the rugged terrain of the Australian bush, a group of primary school aged Guide Dogs NSW/ACT clients, who are vision impaired, had an adventurous start to the year with a bushwalk through the Cumberland State Forest.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist Emma Bartley with a client undertaking a cane training at  a bus stop
29 January, 2016

Guide Dogs and OT programs go hand-in-hand

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Orientation and Mobility Specialists work alongside Occupational Therapists to ensure those impacted by impaired vision can maintain their independence.

New Guide Dog Services Manager, Paul Adrian with a blonde Guide Dog in harness
21 January, 2016

New Guide Dogs manager

Developing a strong canine welfare program based on performance science at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the number one priority for new Guide Dog Services Manager, Paul Adrian.

Gulliver in a park with children playing around the trailer.
12 January, 2016

Gulliver's country music debut

Wearing a custom-made red and white plaid bandana tied neatly around his neck, Gulliver the world’s biggest Guide Dog makes his Tamworth Country Music Festival debut at the Cavalcade.

The Large Print Calendar cover image of Steve Widders walking along a bush track with his cane in the colours of the Aboriginal flag
11 January, 2016

Calendar cover star

An image of Steve Widders proudly walking with a long cane in the colours of the Aboriginal flag along a sun-drenched bush track in Northern NSW has been chosen for the cover of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT's 2016 Large Print Calendar and the Armidale resident hopes it does more than just hang on a wall.

Salma walking with her Guide Dog Clare.
23 December, 2015

Educating the community

A wonderful initiative by a Sydney client has produced a very positive outcome.

Puppy Raisers Shauna and Melinda with the Guide Dogs they raised, Gibbs and Sadie
10 December, 2015

Huge crowd enjoys graduation

Hundreds of people cheered and clapped as the red carpet was rolled out for eight very special graduates in Martin Place on Tuesday.