Raise a puppy
When your puppy is ready for Guide Dog training
We cannot thank Puppy Raisers enough for your commitment of love, time and effort. Every Raiser makes an enormous contribution by raising a puppy that will change someone’s life.
We understand that returning puppies to Guide Dogs Victoria for training can be a difficult and emotional experience. It’s natural to get attached to your puppy as they become an important part of your family. Remember that while your puppy might be important to you, he or she is essential to a person with low vision or blindness.
When your puppy returns to Guide Dogs Victoria they are welcomed by a special group of volunteers. The team provides a week of intensive love and care to every returning puppy to help them transition from your home to this new environment. This program ensures every puppy is happy, well-adjusted and ready for Guide Dog training.
By giving each puppy the best possible start at life, you give them an incredible gift: the opportunity to partner with a person and change their life for the better.
Still, it’s always hard to say goodbye. For this reason, some people choose to get another puppy straight away. We can make reservations to ensure you have another puppy ready for placement and to partake in their exciting journey towards becoming a Guide Dog.