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Austin and Therapy Dog Pancho hugging with their tongues sticking out

Austin & Pancho's Story

When Austin was born he had bleeding on his brain. Every day tasks became overwhelming but life changed when he met his Therapy Dog Pancho.

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne is hoping a Guide Dog will give her back her freedom and independence. 

Coral sitting on a bench and holding her cane

Coral's story

Coral sought the support she needed from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to learn how to use a long cane and gain back her confidence and independence.

Matt with his Guide Dog Stamford

Matt's story

Australia’s Got Talent finalist, Matt McLaren’s Guide Dog, Stamford, helps him travel safely to new places, but the public can compromise this independence.

See Luke's incredible story

Luke's story

Luke uses a combination of Trekker Breeze navigation aid, a Miniguide and ‘echolocation’ to enjoy a normal, busy and exciting life.

Image of Liz walking down a footpath with her Guide Dog Poppi

Liz & Poppi's Story

Poppi has been able to give Liz the gift of self-confidence through a generous gift that a supporter left to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT in their Will.

Helen is a low vision services client

Helen's story

As a new client for Low Vision Services, Helen is looking forward to learning how Guide Dogs NSW/ACT can assist her to continue to do the things she loves.

Young child Lachlan hugging is Therapy dog Kody

Lachlan & Kody's Story

A beautiful golden Labrador named Kody was given to Lachlan, who was completely blind since birth, in late 2014 as part of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT’s Therapy Dog program.

Image of D'Arcy smiling at the camera

D'Arcy's Story

Despite the continued deterioration of his vision due to Myopia and Nystagmus, D'Arcy remained active in the community with his wife and Guide Dog Oregon.

Graeme Innes sitting with his black Guide Dog

Graeme’s Story

Graeme was a part of "Take the Lead" campaign after having experienced incidences where his Guide Dog was distracted by another dog off leash.