A word from our CEO, Karen Hayes:

I’ve just come back from a visit to the Edward’s Nursey, or as we like to call it around here, CuteHQ – our breeding centre for future Guide Dogs.  Starting the day with a puppy cuddle – there is nothing like it!

We are ever so grateful for your support.  Without it, there would be no Edward’s Nursery.  There would be no cute pups to breed, raise and train to become the vigilant companions they need to be to give people who have low vision or blindness the gift of independence.

Your support is what makes this all possible – it takes two years and more than $50,000 to breed, train and match a suitable Guide Dog with a person with low vision or blindness.  We currently have 24 people – desperate for independence – who are waiting to be matched with a Guide Dog.

Karen Hayes is standing next to her yellow Ambassadog Willow. She has her arms around her and is smiling at the camera.

With your support, we achieved so much together this past year and made a huge difference to so many Victorians with low vision.

  • Donations helped us positively the lives of 7,008 Victorians
  • Donations helped fund a massive 7,645 Guide Dog training sessions
  • This generosity enabled us to deliver more than 2,600 vision programs throughout Victoria and match Guide Dogs to 224 forever-grateful Guide Dog users.
  • We celebrated the graduation of 73 life changing Guide Dogs.
  • Donations helped feed and care for the 180 puppies currently in training
Girl and guide dog

We receive very little money from the government – just 10% of our income in fact – which is why your support is ever so meaningful.

Every dollar you donate to Guide Dogs Victoria touches the lives of men, women and children living with low vision or blindness.

We have achieved so much together and I hope that all Victorians with low vision or blindness can count on your continued support.  Please help us to help more people who are living with low vision or blindness.

Thank you for being so caring and trusting, we will never take it for granted.

Please send your gift below now to help train more Guide Dogs.