Leaving a gift in your Will to Guide Dogs Victoria means that a person who is blind or vision impaired can ‘live life again’.
Peter’s tale was a difficult one before he was partnered with his first Guide Dog, Gary. A family man with his own business, Peter could not cope with getting around with gradually decreasing vision due to a condition commonly known as ‘tunnel vision’. His pride kept him from asking for help until one day sheer luck saved him from being killed when crossing a road.
Peter then knew he had to do something. His life changed forever after calling Guide Dogs Victoria’s specialist staff.
Through an intensive six-month training course, Gary the Guide Dog had learnt how to guide successfully, avoid obstacles, cross roads, and locate destinations. Following a rigorous matching process, Peter and Gary were introduced to each other. After a month’s training together, walking the streets, shopping centres and taking public transport, Peter and Gary graduated from Guide Dog School as a working team.