A gift in a Will to Guide Dogs keeps on giving.

Your generosity helps create profound change and impact for Victorians with low vision.

A gift in a Will to Guide Dogs keeps on giving.

A gift in a Will to Guide Dogs keeps on giving.

Your generosity helps create profound change and impact for Victorians with low vision.

A gift in a Will to Guide Dogs keeps on giving. Find out more

Your referral matters Health Professionals

Help support your patient’s independence and mobility by referring them to Guide Dogs Victoria. While our beloved Guide Dogs play a crucial role in the work we do, we have a versatile range of supports to meet your patient’s unique needs.

Whether your patient is young or young-at-heart; if they have recently experienced a change in vision or had long-term low vision, we will always provide support.

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Get involved Puppy Pals

By making a regular contribution to our Guide Dog training programs, you help adorable puppies grow into highly skilled Guide Dogs.

You will receive regular updates on all of our puppy litters and share in the joys and triumphs of each puppy’s journey towards Guide Dog training.

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Buy now and get 1 month free Guide Dogs Pet Insurance

Get the only pet insurance that helps support Guide Dogs Australia!

  • Claim up to $20,000 per year on eligible vet bills
  • Get affordable cover for cats, dogs or Registered Guide Dogs

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Guide dog puppy

Raise a puppy Foster a growing Guide Dog

Raising a puppy involves caring for a potential Guide Dog over a 12 month foster period. The goal is to nurture each puppy so they become well socialised, confident and focussed before training. Puppy raisers receive ongoing support and instructions throughout the foster period. You’ll develop a powerful bond with an amazing animal and play an important role in helping Victorians with low vision.

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What are the requirements? A successful puppy raiser will:

  • Live nearby

    You must live in metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong or Ballarat.

  • Dedicate time

    Puppies should not be left alone for more than three hours per day.

  • Provide care

    Puppies require lots of attention for successful training and socialisation.

  • Be moderately physically fit

    Puppy raisers need to manage certain physical, emotional and intellectual demands.

  • Be available to visit our campus

    Vet appointments and puppy raising classes occur on weekdays during business hours.

  • Be available during business hours

    Puppy raisers must meet with Puppy Development Advisors as required.

  • Provide safety

    Puppies need to be safe and secure. This involves appropriate fencing for pools and gardens in the home.

  • Have the use of a registered and insured passenger vehicle

    And be licensed to drive in Victoria.

  • Allow the pup to sleep indoors

    Pups work (and play) hard! They need their rest in a warm and safe environment.

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