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Father Frank Flynn

July 20th, 2017

Celebrating the stories from our 60 year history. As Guide Dogs became more widely known, thanks to the efforts of some of our widely travelled ambassadors in the 1960s, residents in many regional areas keenly set about establishing Auxiliaries in their own areas.

Father Frank Flynn was one of those who, despite an exceptionally busy life, dedicated time to become President of the Darwin Auxiliary in 1967.

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We can help you be NDIS ready

July 18th, 2017

The Guide Dogs NDIS team was pleased to take part in the recent Government of SA Information Expos. But no need to wait for the next session. Your Support Line 1800 757 738 is available now.

We are more than dogs! Nobody knows your vision and hearing needs like you. The National Disability Insurance Scheme is revolutionising the way you can access funds to plan the future you want. Find out how we can help you.

 

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Guide Dogs Help Young Achievers Fly High

July 13th, 2017

Guide Dogs were not normally allocated to anyone under the age of 18 but in 1967 Nola Flomersfeld became the exception to the rule.

Read how Guide Dogs opened up the world to two young people in the early days, helping them move confidently through all circles of life.

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Choir visits Music Appreciation Group

July 13th, 2017

Thank you to the Sing Australia Choir for performing at our Music Appreciation Group this week. It was great to hear those songs from musicals, old time and Australian favourites.

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Vision loss no barrier to sporting success

July 6th, 2017

Sporting achievement is part of the soul of Australia. Over our history there have been many stories of how a Guide Dog has given confidence, mobility and independence to people to achieve in sport - whether that's at the community or competitive level. Be inspired!

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Pawsome sale

June 30th, 2017

STOP PRESS: Hurry! Sale extended by one week. Our End of Financial Year Sale will have your tails wagging when you see the prices we've slashed. SAVE up to 75% and know your pawchase has suppawted our puppies in training. Hurry ends 30 June. Available in store or online

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

June 29th, 2017

Big dogs, little dogs, small dogs, fluffy dogs. Our promotional dogs have come in all shapes and sizes since the iconic Collection Dogs first appeared about 40 years ago in shops and other outlets.

Just like our Guide Dogs they have "shouldered" a big responsibility with small coins or their promotional power making a big difference.

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Puppy party with Hit107

June 28th, 2017

Puppy party with Hit107 today! Lead the way comp winner Sarah from PhysioXtra Marion joined radio announcer Angas to meet Guide Dog puppies galore!

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Taking the lead with accommodation access

June 23rd, 2017

Research by our sister school Guide Dogs NSW/ACT reveals that a third (33%) of Guide Dog handlers had their access rights challenged when visiting hotels, motels, caravans and other accommodation. Some Guide Dog handlers also reported being refused entry completely or asked to pay an additional bond because they were accompanied by a Guide Dog.

A series of videos has been produced to help people Take the Lead and to increase education around Guide Dogs access rights within the accommodation industry.

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Guide Dogs Walk Through all Walks of Life

June 22nd, 2017

Guide Dogs can go everywhere! And during our history they certainly have walked through all walks of life - they've been trusted eyes and ears, country dogs, TV stars, financial assistants, ambassadogs and many other roles.

 

 

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