Michele won the top title for her tournament in the 2018 Blind Golf World Championships in Rome.
New research from two different surveys has revealed an over-eager Australian public misunderstand how to best assist people who are blind or who have sight loss, in the lead up to International White Cane Day on 15 October.
Today we are proud to announce that the Puppy Raising Program will now be available in Canberra and ACT. Locals are now able to play an invaluable role in preparing a Guide Dog puppy it for its career as a life changing Guide Dog.
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.
Guide Dog Schools from across globe converge on Sydney for International Guide Dog Federation Seminar
Three hundred delegates representing more than 90 Guide Dog Schools and Associations from across the globe will converge on Sydney this 14 - 16 September for the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) Seminar.
Ajax, a two-year-old yellow Labrador from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, has now joined Trundle Central School as a Therapy Dog.
Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive eye condition and one of the most common causes of blindness in Australia. This eye condition causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain resulting in a gradual, often symptomless loss of vision.
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is excited to be working with the NSW Government on the new Canine Court Companion Program, with our Therapy Dogs set to provide comfort and companionship to court users. We are now seeking enthusiastic volunteer Therapy Dog handlers to join the program from this September.
Koda is a beautifully natured yellow Labrador and quite the celebrity around the Guide Dogs Centre in Glossodia. The Guide Dog Training Team will often refer to Koda as the ‘freakishly adorable gentle giant’ and he’s among the most memorable and honoured Labradors to date.
Growing up, Lindy’s dream was to stand on the podium with a Gold Medal around her neck. When Lindy was suddenly diagnosed with a rare eye condition, she was determined to continue to live a full and active life and prove that age and vision loss are no barriers for participation in sports and in life.