A yellow Guide Dog in training is lying down in her orange advance coat in front of a Christmas set. Behind her you can see a christmas tree, santa and sleigh.

Thank you for your suppawt in 2018!

It’s been a big year at Guide Dogs Victoria. The number of clients we serve increased by 23 per cent, with more than 7,000 people positively affected by Guide Dogs Victoria last financial year.

We bred the most puppies in over a decade and had 73 graduating dogs, who are now fulfilling their purpose by changing the lives of people across all walks of life. Our staff delivered in excess of 2,600 programs, from Children’s Mobility, to Acquired Brain Injury Mobility and support to maintain independence in people with low vision or blindness of all ages.

To top it off, Guide Dogs Australia was voted the nation’s Most Trusted Charity Brand for the sixth-consecutive year.

We couldn’t do any of this without you! With less than nine per cent funding from the Government, it’s the pawsome support of our loyal base of donors and supporters who ensure that these programs and achievements are possible.

After such a busy year, it’s time for a short break. The Guide Dogs Victoria offices will close at 3pm on Friday, December 21, and re-open at 9am on Monday, January 7.

The Guide Dogs Victoria Shop will be closed from Friday, December 14, and re-open on January 21, 2019. If you place an order during this time, your credit card will automatically be charged at the time of your order. However, the order will not be processed until the week of January 21, 2019.

Please note orders need to be placed by Wednesday, December 12, 2018, to ensure delivery of goods by Christmas. Thank you for shopping with us!

If you require support, please email referrals@guidedogsvictoria.com.au and we will respond to you as soon as we can after the break.

For any queries for our Nursery or Kennel staff you can call 9854 4413. Puppy Raisers – please use the contact details provided to you for use over the holiday period, or alternatively contact your Puppy Advisor.

We wish you a safe and happy festive season and we look forward to being in touch in 2019.