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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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Pawsome sale

June 16th, 2017

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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Australian Honour for volunteer Claire

June 12th, 2017

It is with great pride that Guide Dogs SA congratulates volunteer Claire Donovan who has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in today's Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Claire is one of Guide Dogs SA/s longest-serving Puppy Raiser and Home Boarder and she is truly an inspiration for others. She says she doesn't see the work she does as something she should receive recognition for, but rather as an honour and privilege to have dogs of such important in her care.


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An amazing story of achievement and dedication

June 8th, 2017

Celebrating our 60th year. An amazing pioneer of Guide Dogs SA was Clive Thelning.  He worked tirelessly in the promotion of Guide Dogs and was known as a wonderful man with a keen sense of humour. His is a story of achievement out of rollercoaster emotions, re-assessment and relocation.

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Thank you to all our volunteers

June 8th, 2017

Guide Dogs was proud to say thank you to our volunteers today ahead of Volunteer Day on the Queen's Birthday holiday this weekend.

Our wonderful volunteers - all 300 - are an integral part of the chain that enables us to change the lives of people living with disability.

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No Cinderellas at this Ball

June 1st, 2017

It was the day that two superstars stopped the town 46 years ago this week. Then singing sensations Kamahl and Johnny Farnham - yes he hadn't become John yet - touched down in Adelaide to support The Fireman’s Ball raising funds for Guide Dogs.

Do you remember?

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Honoured to be voted Australia's Most Trusted Charity for fifth year in row

May 22nd, 2017

The Chief Executive of Guide Dogs SA/NT Aaron Chia has thanked the public for voting Guide Dogs Australia as Australia’s Most Trusted charity for the fifth year in a row.

“This is a humbling honour in our 60th year,” Aaron said. “These honours are all the more special because they are from the public and we know we need to work hard to maintain this trust.

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Face the facts on macular degeneration

May 21st, 2017

I'ts Macular Degeneration Awareness Week and Guide Dogs SA/NT is joining with Macular Disease Foundation Australia to urge Australians to "Face the Facts about Macular Degeneration" and take steps to reduce their risk.

Macular degeneration is Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. It causes loss of central vision which affects the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.

You could have early signs without knowing.

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Countdown to Beau's opening on!

May 18th, 2017

The countdown to Beau's Pet Hotel opening is on!

We'll be open for business from Monday 28 August - just 14 weeks away. But don't wait- bookings for your furkid are open now. Check out our Beau's website for more information and bookings.

Beau's at Adelaide Airport is an important social enterprise with all profits being returned to fund Guide Dogs SA services.

Enjoy our gallery of photos from slab to now. Won't be long before it's finished!

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Celebrating our diversity

May 18th, 2017

Guide Dogs staff celebrated cultural diversity and the strength it brings to the organisation at a bring a plate lunch today.

We discovered the breadth of what we bring to Guide Dogs with many nations represented including Singapore, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, El Salvador, Nepal, Sweden, India, England and Australia to name a few!

Asian curries, cheese, Greek pastries, Dutch liquorice, gingerbread, and Aussie meat pies and vegemite were all brought to the table.

While listening to world music clips and Eurovision there was great cross cultural collaboration with a team game to name the colours of national flags.

Enjoy our photos from the luncheon.

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